We chat with Margaret Cabaniss, the scholarly research and publications program manager for the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture. She oversees the Center's book series with the University of Notre Dame Press, manages the visiting scholars program, and coordinates the Notre Dame Fall Conference, the signature academic event that the Center has sponsored since its foundation in 1999.
- 20th Annual Fall Conference: I Have Called You Friends — This year's conference will explore the theme of friendship, from its ancient understanding as "the crown of life and the school of virtue" (C.S. Lewis) to the present day. What does it mean to make the good of another one's own, and what might be the implications of losing such an understanding of friendship in the modern world? In the interdisciplinary spirit of the Fall Conference, the dCEC encourages submissions from a wide array of fields of inquiry, including theology, philosophy, political theory, law, history, economics, and the social sciences, as well as the natural sciences, literature, and the arts.
- dCEC Book Series with UND Press — Our director, fellows, and affiliated scholars publish cutting-edge research, including the de Nicola Center’s various book series with the University of Notre Dame Press, which each feature first-rate scholarship that brings a distinctive voice to the most important conversations in elite academia. We currently have three open book series with Notre Dame Press: Catholic Ideas for a Secular World, the dCEC Solzhenitsyn Series, and Notre Dame Studies in Medical Ethics.
- Theme Song: "I Dunno" by grapes — I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: J Lang, Morusque