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Sponsored by the Office of the President, the President’s Speaker Series is a forum that brings eminent leaders to Santa Clara, providing our students, faculty, and the community an opportunity for intellectual rigor, critical thinking, reflection, and dialogue.

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The Santa Clara Lecture Series is sponsored by the Bannan Institute, which is committed to examining Catholic identity and Jesuit character.

Ethics at Noon

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics sponsors the Ethics at Noon lecture series. These lunch-hour programs provide a forum for SCU faculty members and other experts to explore ethical issues in many fields.

de Saisset Museum

The museum offers several lectures and programs based on current exhibitions.


Markkula Ethics Center Lectures

Feb 6, 2014
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location
Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center

Women Speak for Themselves: Conscience and the New Catholic Feminism

Lecture

A presentation by Helen Alvare, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law.

Helen Alvare is one of the leading Catholic legal scholars in the United States. She comments frequently on some of the most significant contemporary issues, including the recent contraception and religious freedom debate between Catholic bishops and the Obama Administration. Professor Alvare teaches family law, law and religion, and property at George Mason University. She has written widely on legal matters concerning marriage, parenting, non-marital households, abortion, and the First Amendment religion clauses. A former spokeswoman on pro-life issues for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, she is currently chair of the Catholic Women's Forum, chair of the Task Force on Conscience Protection of the Witherspoon Institute, and an ABC news consultant.

We are fortunate to present this program in part through the generosity of the Project on Conscience in Roman Catholic Thought, funded by Phyllis and Mike Shea.


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