Terrence J. Murphy Institute

for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy

Past Events

Hot Topics: Cool Talk - The Architecture of an Apology

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Featuring Dr. Mahmoud El-Kati, professor emeritus of history at Macalester College and Dr. Kimberly Vrudny, associate professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas.

Room 235

University of St. Thomas School of Law

Minneapolis campus

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Hot Topics: Cool Talk - "Should Executive Clemency Play a Regular Operational Role in the Criminal Justice System?"

Friday, April 10, 2015

Featuring Margaret Love and Mark Osler (UST Law)

Room 235

University of St. Thomas School of Law

Minneapolis campus

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Magnificent Magnificat: J.S. Bach Interpreting the Canticle of Mary

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Fr. Michael Joncas, internationally renowned liturgical composer and now University of St. Thomas artist-in-residence, offers a free lecture on finding justice in J.S. Bach's famous Magnificat in D major.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

 

 

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United Nations Service-Learning Component of Spring 2015 International Law and Catholic Social Thought course.

March 15-20, 2015

Students will attend the second (and final) week of the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women from March 15-20, 2015 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, as part of their International Law and Catholic Social Thought course.

United Nations in New York City

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Steven Justice

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Steven Justice, Chancellor's Professor of English Literature at UC Berkeley, argues for an alternative way of understanding religious belief.

O'Shaughnessey Educational Center Auditorium

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus. 

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Hot Topics: Cool Talk "Nuclear Disarmament"

Friday, February 13, 2015

"Un-Nuke Now!: Should We Heed the Pope's Call?" UST law professor, Robert Delahunty, and his former student, Joseph Grodahl Biever, will discuss the Catholic church's position on the possession and use of atomic weapons and debate how the U.S. should respond to the Pope's call--even if other world powers won't cooperate. Co-sponsored with UST's Military Law Society.

Room 235, UST School of Law

Minneapolis Campus

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"Capital in the Twenty-First Century" and Economic Justice: A UST Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Featuring Mariana Hernandez Crespo (UST School of Law), Matthew Kim (UST Economics), Daryl Koehn (UST Business Ethics), Robert Kennedy (UST Catholic Studies). Billy Junker, UST Catholic Studies and Co-Director of the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy will moderate the discussion.

O'Shaughnessy Frey Library's Leather Room (LIB108)

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus

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Young V United Parcel Services

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Expert panelists analyze the oral arguments made in the Young v. United Parcel Service Supreme Court case considering pregnancy discrimination.

University of St. Thomas School of Law

Moot Court

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Human Dignity Lecture

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hans Joas, world renown sociologist, gives the final lecture in the Murphy Institute series on Human Dignity.

O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus

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Jenny Kraska -Talk about Work! Exploring Jobs in the Catholic Church

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Meet Jenny Kraska, UST J.D./CSMA Alumni and Director of the Colorado Catholic Conference, and learn about how she put her UST J.D/CSMA degrees to work for the church.

Sitzmann Hall

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Night at the Theater: "The Jeweler’s Shop”

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Karol Wojtyla's "The Jeweler’s Shop” performed at the Open Window Theater, Minneapolis, with a pre-show reception at Brits Pub.

Open Window Theater with a pre-show reception at Brit's Pub (1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403 - (612) 332-3908.  http://www.britspub.com).

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Hot Topics: Cool Talk - "Cross-Border Joint Ventures: Cultural, Business, and Legal Perspectives"

Friday, October 10, 2014

Featuring Siarhei Lukin (Fulbright Scholar, Economics, Belarus State University, Minsk), Dobrina Georgieva (Finance, UST), and Edward Hayward (Partner, Oppenheimer, Wolff, and Donnelly LLP)

Room 235

University of St. Thomas School of Law

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Should Justice or Agape Love Be the Organizing Principle of Civil Law?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Featuring Robert F. Cochran Jr and David VanDrunen as expert speakers and Thomas Berg as moderator.

Room 235

University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis campus

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Criminal Law: A Legal Approach to Morality

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Criminal Law Scholar from the Institute of Criminal Law at Warsaw University, Dr. Krzysztof Szczucki, will present his latest research on how the interpretation of criminal law in the constitutional context can be a way to achieve moral clarity in the practice of criminal law.

University of St. Thomas

Room 244, School of Law, Minneapolis Campus

Complimentary lunch for those who register at MurphyInstit@stthomas.edu.

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Business as an Agent for Social Change: Social Entrepreneurship; Benefit Corporations; and Curing Poverty (part of the Higher Calling Series)

April 24, 2014, Session One: 3-5 p.m., Reception 5-5:30 p.m., Session Two: 5:30-8 p.m.

Part of the Higher Calling series, the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy invites you to join us for a two- part interdisciplinary program examining how entrepreneurship and new business models might affect social change.

‌University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis campus  

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Conversations in Feminism, Law, and Religion

Thursday, March 20, 1:15pm - Friday, March 21, 5:30pm

Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will deliver the keynote address for this groundbreaking two-day conference on the University of St. Thomas St. Paul campus.

Woulfe Auditorium, Anderson Student Center, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus.

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RESCHEDULED: What Should Progressives Think About Religious Freedom?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Laura Underkuffler, Cornell Law School, and Thomas Berg, University of St. Thomas School of Law will discuss how far courts should go to make accommodations for religious objectors to social welfare laws and regulations.

Room 235, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis Campus

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Religious Freedom and the Security State

Monday, February 24, 2014

William T. Cavanaugh, Professor of Catholic Studies and Director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University.

O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium, St. Paul campus

Parking is available in the Anderson Student Center garage for $1.00/hour.

Click here for  parking instructions and a campus map.

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Hot Topics: Cool Talk - Should We Have a Regulated System of Incentives for Living Organ Donations?

Friday, January 31, 2014

Arthur Matas, kidney transplant surgeon and professor at the U of M Medical Center, and Paul Wojda, Prof. of Theology at UST, will offer medical, ethical, and legal considerations to a regulated system of incentives for living organ donations.

Room 235

University of St. Thomas School of Law

 

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Hot Topics: Cool Talk - Just Wages: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Perspectives

Thursday, January 23, 2014

David O. Vang, UST professor of Finance, and Susan Stabile, UST professor of Law and Faculty Fellow for Spiritual Life, will engage in a vigorous dialogue on the role of government in securing just wages for workers in light of Gospel teaching. Fr. Daniel Griffith, UST professor of Law and Faculty Fellow of the Terrence J. Murphy Institute, will moderate.

Room 235, School of Law

University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis campus

 

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Hot Topics: Cool Talk - "Green Thomism and GMO's"

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

David Andow, Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Insect Ecology at the University of Minnesota, and Christopher Thompson, Academic Dean and Professor of Theology at the St. Paul School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas, will discuss the environmental policies surrounding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) from theological and scientific perspectives. Co-sponsored with the Environmental Law Society at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Co-sponsored with the Environmental Law Society at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

Room 235

University of St. Thomas School of Law

Minneapolis campus

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Hot Topics: Cool Talk - "Wall Street, the Financial Crisis, and Prosecutorial Underreach: Two Views"

Friday, November 15, 2013

Joe Dixon and Hank Shea, two former Assistant U.S. Attorneys, debate whether prosecutors reached far enough into Wall Street's executive suites to administer justice in the wake of the financial crisis.

University of St. Thomas School of Law

Room 235

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Unpacking the Interviews: Pope Francis' Message to the World

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

An informal roundtable analysis of Pope Francis' surprising interviews with faculty panelists Prof. Thomas Berg, Fr. Daniel Griffith, Prof. Charles Reid, and Fr. Reginald Whitt. Prof. Elizabeth Schiltz will moderate the discussion.

Room 244

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Religious Liberty and the Law: The Perspective of Thomas More as Chief Judge, Philosopher, and Legal Historian

Friday, October 25, 2013

Commemorate the anniversary of Thomas More as "Patron Saint of Statesman and Politicians" with a lunch hour presentation by Dr. Gerard Wegemer, professor of literature at the University of Dallas and the director of the Center for Thomas More Studies. Approved for a Continuing Legal Education Credit.

Room 244, School of Law

University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis Campus

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Hot Topics: Cool Talk - "Is Legal Abortion Necessary for Sexual Equality in the United States?"

Friday, October 4, 2013

Gail Bederman, associate professor of U.S. History at the University of Notre Dame and author of "Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880-1917" (Chicago, 2011) and Erika Bachiochi, legal scholar on American Constitutional Law and feminist legal theory and author of "Embodied Equality: Debunking Equal Protection Arguments for Abortion Rights” (Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, 34.3 2011).

Room 235, University of St. Thomas School of Law

Minneapolis Campus

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Thomas More on Ethics, Law, and Liberty

May 31,2013 - June 1, 2013

Invitation only conference held at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in partnership with the Center for Thomas More Studies at the University of Dallas.

University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

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"The Catholic University in the 21st Century"

Thursday, April 18, 2013

"Daring to Be Different" lecture series is co-sponsored with the Center for Catholic Studies, the David and Barbara Koch Endowed Chairs in Business Ethics, the Center for Ethical Business Cultures, the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought, The University of St. Thomas School of Law, the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy, and the Veritas Institute.

Moot Courtroom, School of Law

Minneapolis Campus

 

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Spring 2013 Symposium: Intellectual Property and Religious Thought

Friday, April 5, 2013

The University of St. Thomas will hold a conference titled “Intellectual Property and Religious Thought,” on April 5, 2013, co-sponsored by the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy and The University of St. Thomas Law Journal.

University of St. Thomas School of Law

Schulze Grand Atrium

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Is the Supreme Court Threatening Religious Groups?

Friday, March 8, 2013

Fifth program in the 2012-2013 Hot Topics: Cool Talk discourse series which focuses this year on Religious Liberty issues around the world

Room 235, School of Law

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The Romeike Asylum Case: Does Germany's Ban on Homeschooling Count as Religious Persecution?

Friday, November 30, 2012

The Hot Topics:Cool Talk series, which explores Catholic positions and other perspectives on provacative issues of law and policy, focuses this year on the challenges to religious freedom in the United States and around the world.

Room 235, School of Law

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The Dangers of Anti-Sharia Laws: Muslim and Catholic Perspectives

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Murphy Institute's 2012-2013 Hot Topics: Cool Talk series of discussions, which fearlessly explores Catholic positions and other perspectives on provocative issues of law and politics, will focus this year on the many challenges to religious freedom around the world.

O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium

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Creating a Dynamic Vision of Catholic Mission and Identity: A University Experience

Monday, October 22, 2012

Catholic Mission Series - Rev. James P. Burns

ASC Woulfe Hall N.
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Vatican II's Declaration on Religious Freedom: The View from Europe

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Murphy Institute's first event of the 2012-2013 Hot Topics: Cool Talk series is a special public lecture by Bishop Charles Morerod, OP.

O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium, St. Paul Campus

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Vatican II on Religious Freedom: European and American Perspectives

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The first Hot Topics: Cool Talk luncheon program of the 2012-2013 series

Room 235, St. Thomas School of Law

Minneapolis Campus

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The Challenges of Mission-focused Leadership at a Catholic University

Thursday, June 14, 2012

John Garvey, President, Catholic University of America

Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center
St. Paul Campus
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Hot Topics: Cool Talk - How Should a Catholic Vote?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Camupus

John Roach Center Auditorium, Room 126

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Punishment Theory

Friday, April 20, 2012

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series

University of St. Thomas School of Law
Schulze Grand Atrium

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Human Dignity Lecture Series: Paolo Carozza

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Paolo Carozza is an Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame

O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus
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Religious Liberty and the Contraception Coverage Mandate

Monday, April 2, 2012

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series

University of St. Thomas School of Law
Room 235

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Is a For-Profit Structure a Viable Alternative for Catholic Health Care Ministry?

Monday, March 26, 2012

A unique forum for dialogue among practitioners, academics and scholars in law, finance, theology and Catholic social teaching

Seton Hall University School of Law
Newark, New Jersey

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Hot Topics: Cool Talk - Immigration Policy

Friday, March 2, 2012

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series

University of St. Thomas School of Law
Room 235

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Hot Topics: Cool Talk - Health Care Reform

Friday, January 27, 2012

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series

University of St. Thomas School of Law
Room 235

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Balancing the Budget

Friday, December 9, 2011

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series

University of St. Thomas School of Law
Room 235

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Embryo Rights and Stem Cell Research

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series

University of St. Thomas School of Law
Room 235

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Human Dignity Lecture Series: David Luban

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Dignifier and the Dignified: Human Dignity from Autonomy to Relations

Moot Courtroom, St. Thomas School of Law
1000 LaSalle Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Same Sex Marriage Amendment

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Part of the 'Hot Topics: Cool Talk' speaker series

University of St. Thomas School of Law
Room 235

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Spring Disputation: "Can it be morally permissible to assert a falsehood in service of a good cause?"

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Two professors will debate the question “Can it be morally permissible to assert a falsehood in service of a good cause?” in a disputation format. The event is sponsored by the Graduate Program in Catholic Studies and the Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy.

John Roach Center Auditorium
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

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The State of Capital Punishment in the U.S. Courts

Monday, March 7, 2011

The event is sponsored by the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy.

Moot Courtroom

School of Law

Minneapolis Campus

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Mother Teresa at 100: Reflectons on Why Her Work is Just Beginning

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy will host Jim Towey on March 30th at 7:30pm in the University of St. Thomas OEC Auditorium. Towey, friend and legal counsel for Mother Teresa will share his perspective on how Mother Teresa's teachings will impact the 21st century.

OEC Auditorium

St. Paul Campus

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Fireside Chat with Federal Judge Ralph Erickson

Friday, January 7, 2011

Judge Erickson discusses the role of his Catholic faith in his work.

St. Thomas School of Law
Board of Governor's Room

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Human Dignity Lecture Series: Person and Their Dignity

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Dr. Gilbert Meilaender, an author and noted expert in the field of religious ethics, will discuss “Persons and Their Dignity” in a 7:30 p.m. lecture Thursday, Nov. 11, in the auditorium of the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.

OEC Auditorium

St. Paul Campus

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Can (and Should) We Legislate Morality?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Christopher Wolfe, Marquete University

University of St. Thomas School of Law

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The Morality of Sentencing Beyond the Federal Guidelines

Friday, January 8, 2010

Murphy Institute Event

University of St. Thomas School of Law

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Lunch, Literature, and Public Life: George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sponsored by the Murphy Institute

University of St. Thomas

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Natural Law, God, and Human Dignity

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dr. Robert George also will receive the Dignitatis Humanae Award, presented by the St. Thomas School of Law.

Free Moot Courtroom

St. Thomas School of Law

Minneapolis Campus

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“A Muslim-Catholic Dialogue on Faith and Reason”

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Events Sponsored by the Terrence J. Murphy Institute

Murphy Institute

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“Memo to the President: Priorities for the Common Good”

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Events Sponsored by the Terrence J. Murphy Institute

Murphy Institute

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“When Health Care Providers Say No: The Conflicts Over Conscience”

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Events Sponsored by the Terrence J. Murphy Institute

Murphy Institute

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“Faithful Citizenship: A Catholic Dialogue on Voting”

Friday, January 11, 2008

Events Sponsored by the Terrence J. Murphy Institute

Murphy Institute

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“Conversions and Conflict: An Interreligious Discussion on Evangelization”

Monday, January 7, 2008

Events Sponsored by the Terrence J. Murphy Institute

Murphy Institute

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“Marriage and Family: Law, Religion and the Meaning of ‘I Do’”

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Events Sponsored by the Terrence J. Murphy Institute

Murphy Institute

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