The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) supports research that is directed toward, or extends inquiry to include, ultimate questions and questions of value, especially as they engage the Catholic intellectual tradition. Read More.
December 04, 2013
Tuesday, December 10 – Robert Audi, Residential Fellow, NDIAS (University of Notre Dame) – Research Presentation Topic: "Means, Ends, and Persons"
Wednesday, December 11 – Scott M. Kenworthy, Residential Fellow, NDIAS (Miami University) – Research Presentation Topic: "Patriarch Tikhon (Bellavin), the Russian Orthodox Church, and the Russian Revolution"
If you are interested in attending an NDIAS seminar, please contact our Programs Administrator, Carolyn Sherman (firstname.lastname@example.org, 574-631-6240). For a complete list of Fall 2013 seminars, please click here.
November 21, 2013
The Fall 2013 issue of the NDIAS Quarterly is now available, featuring scholarly discourse, Institutional news, and the ongoing research of our current and alumni fellows. In this issue, biologist Jessica Hellmann, 2011-2012 NDIAS Fellow, and philosopher Daniel Sportiello provide a scientific reflection upon value. Atalia Omer, Fall 2011 NDIAS Fellow and Assistant Professor with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame, reimagines Israeli identity. And Scott Shackelford, Fall 2013 NDIAS Fellow and Assistant Professor of Business Law and Ethics at Indiana University, decodes the meaning of cyber peace. To view the digital edition, click here. To receive a print version of the quarterly, free of charge, please subscribe here.
November 11, 2013
Dr. Ulrich L. Lehner, NDIAS Fellow from the Inagural Class of 2010 and Professor of Theology at Marquette University, was elected a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, in the category “world religions.” It includes members such as Pope Benedict XVI, Prof. Hans Kung, Prof. Sara Coakley (Cambridge), Cardinal Walter Kasper, and Prof. H.-J. Klauck (University of Chicago).
The European Academy of Sciences and Arts brings together over 1200 scientists and researchers, philosophers and artists from Europe, Asia and the USA, including 29 Nobel Prize winners. This has resulted in a ‘think tank’ that analyzes ethical and scientific values in a society that is increasingly fragmented. Among the patrons of the academy are the kings of Belgium and Spain, the grand duke of Luxembourg, and the presidents of Austria, Russia, Greece, Slovakia, Slowenia and Montenegro. For full story, click here.
September 16, 2013
Dr. Vittorio G. Hösle, Paul G. Kimball Professor of Arts and Letters and founding Director of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, has been appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences by Pope Francis.
"We were very gratified to learn of Professor Hösle’s appointment to this truly distinguished body," said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s President. "On behalf of the University, I congratulate Professor Hösle for this well-deserved and important recognition, and thank him for helping Notre Dame fulfill its mission of serving the Church through scholarship." For full story, click here.
September 03, 2013
Dimensions of Goodness, based on the second conference of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS), is now available. The book is edited by Vittorio Hösle, the founding Director of the NDIAS. While the first conference dealt with the elusive topic of beauty, the second addressed crucial issues of ethics. There is probably no other volume in which so many different disciplines come together to try to find a convergence of perspectives on basic moral issues. The book will be invaluable to those who believe that goodness is the focal point of most academic disciplines and that academia can find a stronger point of unity in a common reflection on what goodness in various areas means. Read more.