INVITED TALKS AND LECTURES

Many omitted

“What Do We Really Know about Right and Wrong?”  Aquinas Lecture, Ave Maria University, January, 2017.

“Thomas Aquinas on Civil Disobedience and Resistance to Tyranny.”  Faculty seminar, Ave Maria University, January 2017.

“Redeemed Lunatics.”  Acceptance talk, Pope Pius XI Award for Contributions toward the Building Up of a True Catholic Social Science, Annual Meeting, Society of Catholic Social Scientists, October, 2016.

“Marriage in Crisis.”  Presented at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Catholic Diocese of Miami, Boynton Beach, Florida, October, 2015.

“True Toleration: Recognizing the Difference Between Real Tolerance and Its Counterfeits.”  Presented as part of the “Discourse on Democracy” series at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, October, 2015.

"Why I Am Not an Atheist."  Veritas Forum, University of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona, March, 2015.

“How a Constitution May Undermine Constitutionalism.”  Presented at the conference “Culture – Friend or Foe?” at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, January, 2015.

“The New Paganism.”  Presented at the conference “Culture – Friend or Foe?” at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, January, 2015.

"Written on the Heart: What Writing? What Heart?"  2015 Mars Hill Lecture, Geneva School of Boerne, Boerne, Texas, January, 2015.

“Worm of Remorse, Balm of Atonement.”  Cardinal Newman Lecture Series, Institute for the Psychological Sciences, Arlington, Virginia, September, 2014.

“Foundations of Natural Law.”  Acton Institute, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June, 2014.

“How to Talk About Natural Law.”  Acton Institute, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June, 2014.

“Natural Law, Conscience, and the New Evangelization.”  Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio, April, 2014.

“Natural Law and the American Founding:  Were the Founders Confused?”  Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio, April, 2014.

“The Meaning of the Sexual Powers.”  Anscombe Society, Stanford University, Stanford, California, April, 2014.

“Does ‘Rights Talk’ Degrade the Civic Conversation?”  Biola University, La Mirada, California, October, 2013.

“The Strange Second Life of Confessional States.”  Biola University, La Mirada, California, October, 2013.

“Natural Law.”  Aquinas House, Dartmouth College, Hanover, Hanover, New Hampshire, October, 2013.

“Talking About Sex: Its Nature, Its Meaning, and How to Discuss it with Friends.”  Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October, 2013.

“Why Is There Sex?”  Keynote, Courage Apostolate, Chicago, Illinois, July, 2013.

“Natural Law and the Foundations of Politics.”  Acton Institute, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2013.

“Are Natural Rights More ‘Evident’ Than Natural Laws?”  Thomistic Studies Center, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas, 2013.

"Talking About Sexuality."  Annual Meeting, Love and Fidelity Network, Princeton, New Jersey, 2012.

"Classical vs. Liberal Toleration."  Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, 2012.

"Why I Am Not an Atheist."  Veritas Forum, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 2012.

"Is Morality Natural?"  Veritas Forum, University of Idaho at Moscow, Idaho, 2012.

"The Revenge of Conscience."  Veritas Forum, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, 2012.

"The Natural Moral Law, and What the American Founders Knew About It."  William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, 2012.

"On the Meaning of Sex."  Anscombe Society, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 2012.

"Natural Law."  Federalist Society, University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 2012.

"Natural Law:  The Thing, the Theories, and the Ways We Get It Wrong."  Federalist Society, School of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011.

"The Common Moral Sense of Natural Law."  Columbia Catholic Students, Columbia University, New York City, New York, 2011.

"Natural Law and Constitutional Jurisprudence."  John Locke Foundation, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2011.

"The Natural Laws of Sex."  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2011.

"Is There Such a Thing as Natural Law?"  Federalist Society, University of Arizona College of Law, Phoenix, Arizona, 2011.

"Natural Law, Positive Law, and Law."  Federalist Society, Columbia University School of Law, New York City, New York, 2011.

"Written on the Heart: What Writing? What Heart?"  Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California, 2011.

"The Four Ages of Natural Law."   Common Day of Learning, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California, 2011.

"More than a Passing Fancy?  The Evangelical Engagement with Natural Law."  Conference, "Natural Law and Evangelical Political Theory," Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California, 2011.

"What Does Natural Law Accomplish?"  Conference, "Faith and the Academy," Faulkner University, Montgomery, Alabama, 2011.

"The Paradoxical Case for Natural Law."  Conference, "Faith and the Academy," Faulkner University, Montgomery, Alabama, 2011.

"Natural Law:  What Does it Really Mean?"  Federalist Society, University of Kansas Law School, 2011.

"Is There a Natural Law?  If So, So What?"  Federalist Society, University of Louisville Law School, 2010.

"Common Misconceptions about Natural Law."  Federalist Society, Southern Methodist University Law School, Dallas, Texas, 2010.

"Natural Law."  Federalist Society, University of St. Mary Law School, San Antonio, Texas, 2010.

"Natural Law, Positive Law, and Common Misconceptions."  Federalist Society, University of Houston Law School, Houston, Texas, 2010.

"Will the Real Natural Law Please Stand Up."  Federalist Society, Yale University Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, 2010.

Three invited lectures about natural law at a conference of the Humanitas Project, Nashville, Tennessee, 2010.

"Tolerance, Intolerance, and the Illusion of Moral Neutrality."  Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 2010.

"Kicking Against the Goad: Why the Natural Law is Real, Good, and Usually Detested."  Holmer Lecture, Maclaurin Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2009.

"Natural Law and Politics."  Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts, 2009.

"Taking Natural Law Seriously in Thomas Aquinas."  Department of Philosophy, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, 2009.

"Ignoring the Natural Law (and Why That's a Bad Idea)."  University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, 2009.

"Thick Natural Law: Are Locke and Jefferson All There Is?"  Federalist Society, Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, 2009.

"Natural Law and Positive Law."  Ave Maria Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009.

"Natural Law and Conscience."  Ave Maria Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009.

"A Christian Perspective on Jurisprudence."  Jurisprudence keynote, Fifth Global Convocation of Christian Lawyers, "Redeeming Law: Christian Calling and the Legal Profession," Washington, D.C., 2008.

"The Revenge of Conscience."  Annual conference, William Wilberforce Society, Greensboro, North Carolina, 2008.

"Christian Faith and the Life of the Mind."  Talk to honors students, University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Belton, Texas, 2008.

"The Natural Laws of Sex."  Messiah College, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2007.

"The Revenge of Conscience: On Telling Ourselves That We Don't Know What We Really Do."  Messiah College, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2007.

"Natural Law as Fact, as Theory, and as Sign of Contradiction."  School of Law, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, 2007.

"The Revenge of Conscience: On Telling Ourselves That We Don't Know What We Really Do."  University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, 2007.

"Nature vs. Nature:  Why 'Evolutionary Ethics' Adds Nothing to Natural Law."  Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California, 2006.

"Conscience as a Witness to Natural Law."  Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Boston College Law School, Newton, Massachusetts, 2006.

"The Natural Consequences of Violating the Natural Law."  Departments of Political Science and of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Lousiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2006.

"Toleration and Moral Truth."  Veritas Forum, Lousiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2006.

"Natural Law, Moral Truth, and Conscience."  Veritas Forum, Lousiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2006.

"Natural Law as Fact, as Theory, and as Sign of Contradiction."  School of Philosophy, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., November, 2005; Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Dallas, Texas, 2006.

"Natural Law."  Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy, Claremont, California, 2005.

"What We Can't Not Know: Basics of the Natural Moral Law."  Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California, 2005.

"The Architecture of Christian Citizenship: Two Stories with Basement and Mezzanine."  Plenary, Northwest Section of the Society of Christian Philosophers, Newberg, Oregon, 2005.

"Natural Law: What it Is, Why it Is, and How it Matters."  Christian Legal Society, University of Michigan School of Law, Ann Arbor, Michigan, March, 2005.

"What We Can't Not Know: Exploring the Lost World of Common Moral Truths."  Newman Society, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 2005.

"Conscience."  Plenary, conference on "Conflict and Conscience in Health Care," Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, Chicago, Illinois, July, 2004.

"The Natural Laws of Sex."  Plenary, The Medical Institute, Washington, D.C., 2004.

"Moral Issues We Wish Would Go Away."  Symposium of Congressional representatives as part of the Majority Leader's Lecture Series, again to symposium for congressional staff sponsored by the Wilberforce Forum, Washington, D.C., 2004.

"Second Nature."  Austin Graduate School of Theology, Austin, Texas,  2004.

"What We Can't Not Know: The Fall and Rise of Natural Law."  Christian Legal Society, Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., 2004.

"What We Can't Not Know: The Fall and Rise of Natural Law."  Christian Legal Society, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2004.

"Natural Law, Biblical Law, and Law."  Christian Legal Society, School of Law, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 2003.

"The Premodern Conscience in a Postmodern World."  Weston Lecture, Augustine College, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2003.

"The Case for Marriage."  At a conference of the Institute for Religion and Democracy and the Association for Church Renewal, Fairfax, Virginia, 2003.

"The Second Tablet Project."  Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, West Virginia, 2003.

Three lectures on natural law at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Palm Beach, Florida, 2002.

"May Religious Propositions be Considered in Scholarly Research?"  Veritas Forum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2001.

"Against the Morality of Moral Feelings."  Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2001.

"The Idea of a Natural Moral Law."  Federalist Society, Dallas Texas, 2001.

"First Things."  Austin Graduate School of Theology, Austin, Texas, 2000.

"Is There a Natural Moral Law?"  Public lecture, Duke University, 2000.

"Judge Not?  Tolerance, Truth, and the Myth of Moral Neutrality."  Public lecture to law students of Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000.

"Natural Law and Intelligent Design: How Are They Related?"  Templeton Foundation/American Scientific Affiliation Lecture Series, Union University, Jackson, Tennessee,  2000.

"No Neutrality: Religious Tolerance and the Constitution.”  Lecture Series on American Constitutionalism, Texas State University at San Marcos, Texas, 2000.

"No Neutrality: Religious Tolerance and the Constitution."  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, .

"Can We Be Good Without God?"  Veritas Forum, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1999.

"Tolerance, Relativism, and Christian Faith."  Veritas Forum, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1999.

"The Case for Natural Law."  Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1999.

"Is Christianity Intolerant?  Tolerance, Multiculturalism, and Christian Faith."  Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 14 October 1999.

"Is There a Natural Law?"  Shuv Institute, Seattle, Washington, 1999.

"The Case for Natural Law."  Dallas Baptist University, 1999.

"Moral Pedagogy" and "Natural Law," Erasmus Institute lectures, St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas, 1999.

"Sticking Our Noses Where They Don't Belong?"  First Annual Lecture, Richard John Neuhaus Lectureship, Concordia University, Austin, Texas, 1999.

"The Truth About Tolerance: Illusions of Moral Neutrality."  Veritas Forum, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1999.

"Can We Be Good Without God?"  Veritas Forum, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1999.

"Natural Law."  Lecture to William Carey Crane Scholars, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1999.

"Handling Issues of Conscience in the Academy."  Beatty Memorial Lecture / Newman Lecture, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1999.

"Judicial Usurpation of Democracy."  Department of Political Science, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1999.

"The Revenge of Conscience."  Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1998.

"The Case for Natural Law."  Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1999.

"Tolerance and Truth: The Illusion of Moral Neutrality."  Veritas Forum, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1998.

"Is There a Natural Moral Law?  Religious and Secular Views."  University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 3 February 1998, and Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1998.

"Apostles of Common Grace."  Inaugural lecture, Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1997.

"Written on the Heart: Implications of Natural Law."  Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, August, 1997, and Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, 1997.

"Against Euthanasia."  Panel on Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide, Texas Department of Health Quarterly Continuing Medical Education Conference, Austin, Texas, 1997.

"The Illusion of Moral Neutrality."  Philosophy Colloquium, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1995.

"The Liberal Arts: Neutral Zone or Battle Zone?"  Co-keynote, School-College Articulation Program, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 1995.

"Moral Neutrality vs. Moral Tolerance."  Department of Political Science, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1993.