April 6, 2015

This day-long conference addresses the political, theological, and legal issues raised by libertarianism from a Catholic context. The presentations are featured below in four parts.  

Cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry and The Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College

Part I is a keynote presentation on Libertarianism as an Issue in Political Philosophy by Alan J. Ryan, William H. Bonsall Visiting Professor, Stanford University, and professor of politics, Princeton University.


Part II is a panel on Libertarianism, Society and Culture, featuring M. Cathleen Kaveny, convener and Darald and Juliet Libby Professor, Boston College Department of Theology; Dana Dillon, assistant professor of theology, Providence College; Mary Jo Iozzio, Boston College STM professor of moral theology; and Mark Silk, director, Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life and professor of religion in public life, Trinity College. 


Part III is a lecture by Alan Wolfe, Boston College professor of political science and director of The Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life.


Part IV is a panel on Libertarianism, Politics, and Economics, featuring Michael Sean Winters, convener and journalist for National Catholic Reporter and author of the blog “Distinctly Catholic”; Meghan J. Clark, assistant professor of moral theology, St. John’s University Department of Theology and Religious Studies; Stephen F. Schneck, director, Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies, The Catholic University of America; and Mary Jo Bane, Thornton Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy and Management, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.