Hot Topics: Cool Talk

Hot Topics: Cool Talk is a unique series that fearlessly explores Catholic positions and other perspectives on provocative issues of law and politics.  Upcoming and past programs are listed below. Most programs are videotaped and can be viewed by clicking on the link found in the event listing under past programs.   If approved, Continuing Legal Education event codes are listed on the event site, too.

 

 

Hot Topics: Cool Talk Series Upcoming Events

Hot Topics: Cool Talk Series Past Events

Oct 10 2016
Hot Topics: Cool Talk for Lyris

Monday, October 10, 2016, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Charlie Camosy and Robin Marty debate further abortion restrictions. Read More

Mar 18 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Immigration Reform: Economic and Pastoral Perspectives is part of The St. Thomas Law Journal Spring 2016 Symposium examining the legal, moral, and issues surrounding sanctuary cities. Read More

Feb 26 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Robert Kahn and Kimberly Vrudny will explore legal and theological approaches to hate speech. Read More

Nov 16 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Reverend Larry J. Snyder, Vice President for Mission at the University of St. Thomas, will offer insights into how we might celebrate the Pope Francis' Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy. Read More

Oct 27 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Featuring Jennifer Lahl, RN, MA, and Pres. of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network, and Dr. David Mayo, prof.of Phil. and board member of the Death with Dignity Political Action Fund. Read More

Sep 25 2015
Hot Topics

Friday, September 25, 2015, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Featuring Hon. Richard Sullivan, Federal Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and UST professor of law, Mark Osler. Read More

Apr 14 2015
Hot Topics

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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. Read More

Apr 10 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Featuring Margaret Love and Mark Osler (UST Law) Read More

Feb 13 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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. Read More

Jan 23 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Professors will engage in a vigorous dialogue on the role of government in securing just wages for workers in light of Gospel teaching. Read More

Oct 10 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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

Sep 19 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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

Mar 14 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Laura Underkuffler and Thomas Berg will discuss how far courts should go to make accommodations for religious objectors to social welfare laws and regulations. Read More

Jan 31 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Arthur Matas, prof. & kidney transplant surgeon (U of M) and Paul Wojda (UST Theo.) will offer medical, ethical, and legal considerations to a regulated system of incentives for living organ donations Read More

Dec 03 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Professors will discuss the environmental policies surrounding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) from theological and scientific perspectives. Read More

Nov 15 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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. Read More

Oct 04 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Professors and professionals argue constitutional Law and feminist legal theory and author of "Embodied Equality: Debunking Equal Protection Arguments for Abortion Rights” Read More

Mar 08 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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

Nov 30 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

It will explore 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. Read More

Oct 23 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

They explored 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. Read More

Sep 26 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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. Read More

Sep 25 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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

May 03 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series Read More

Apr 20 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series Read More

Apr 02 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series Read More

Mar 02 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series Read More

Jan 27 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series Read More

Dec 09 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series Read More

Nov 16 2011
Updated Brand for Lyris

Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Part of the HOT TOPICS: COOL TALK series Read More

Oct 13 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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