Ethics and Culture Cast

From the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture

About the show

Lively conversations with professors, fellows, scholars, and friends of the University of Notre Dame's de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture. The Center is committed to sharing the richness of the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition through teaching, research, and public engagement, at the highest level and across a range of disciplines. For more information visit

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  • Episode 6: John O'Callaghan

    November 30th, 2017  |  27 mins 51 secs
    aquinas, philosophy, teaching

    Philosopher John O'Callaghan is the director of the Jacques Maritain Center and a Senior Advisor at the CEC.

  • Episode 5: CEC Fellow Aly Cox

    November 16th, 2017  |  14 mins 55 secs
    internship, law, pro-life, prolife, public policy, right to life, sorin fellow

    Our guest is Alyson Cox, the CEC's Law & Public Policy Fellow for 2017-18. We chat about her experience in the CEC's Sorin Fellows program, the internships that she undertook while at the Center, and her work as the president of Notre Dame Right to Life.

  • Episode 4: David Solomon

    November 9th, 2017  |  22 mins 47 secs
    ethics, fall conference, medical ethics, notre dame, philosophy

    This episode features CEC founding director, professor emeritus David Solomon. We chat about what brought him to Notre Dame, his work with thousands of undergraduates and graduate students, and the foundation of the Center's annual Fall Conference.

  • Episode 3: Brad Gregory

    October 26th, 2017  |  28 mins 48 secs
    catholic, church, history, lutheranism, martin luther, reformation

    We chat with Brad Gregory, professor of history, director of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, member of the Center's Faculty Advisory Committee, and author of "Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World" (2017, HarperCollins).

  • Episode 2: Sean Kelsey

    October 12th, 2017  |  23 mins 22 secs
    aristotle, catholic, kelsey, notre dame, philosophy, writing

    A conversation with Sean Kelsey, associate professor of philosophy and the chair of the CEC's Faculty Advisory Committee. We discuss his book on Aristotle's "De Anima", the writing process itself, the Center's work with students, and how the Center helps support the Catholic character of Notre Dame.

  • Episode 1: O. Carter Snead

    September 28th, 2017  |  20 mins 19 secs
    academics, culture, ethics, law, mission, notre dame, prolife, research, snead

    This inaugural episode features a chat with Carter Snead, director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture.