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Washington D. C.

1:00 - 4:45 July 14, 2006


“Natural Law Today”

a conference sponsored by the


Ralph McInerny Center for Thomistic Studies


Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385
Friday, July 14, 1:00 - 4:45





1:00                 Welcome


1:05 – 1:35       “E.U. vs. Natural Law: From the Treaty of Nizza to the Project of a European Constitution”

Roberto de Mattei, Vice President of the National Research Council of Italy


1:35 - 1:50       Q & A




2:05 - 2:35       “Natural Law in Contemporary Society"

Steven Long, Department of Philosophy, Ave Maria University


2:35 - 2:50       Q & A




3:05 - 4:05       Roundtable on Natural Law Today     


“Protestants and Natural Law: Yesterday and Today”
Michael Cromartie, Ethics and Public Policy Center


“Natural Law and Popular Culture”
Thomas Hibbs, Dean of the Honors College, Baylor University


“Natural Law and Subsidiarity”
Joshua Hochschild, Department of Philosophy, Mt. St. Mary’s College


“What Does Natural Law Have to Say to Feminism”
Pia de Solenni, founder of Diotima


4:05 - 4:40       Q&A, general discussion


4:45                 Adjourn




The conference is free and open to the public