Arete Medical Ethics Summer Seminar

This seminar has been cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19.   Faculty Farr Curlin, MD, Duke University Christopher Tollefsen, PhD, University of South Carolina More Information

Arete High School Summer Seminar in Ethics, Philosophy, and Religion

The Arete Summer Seminar in Ethics, Philosophy, and Religion at Duke University is cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19. Faculty John Rose, Kenan Institute for Ethics Thomas Pfau, Professor of English at Duke Jed Atkins, Professor of Classics at Duke Warren Smith, Professor of Theology at Duke More Information

Is There Still Room for Debate? A Conversation with Bari Weiss and Thomas Chatterton Williams


Jed Atkins, Professor of Classical Studies at Duke University, will moderate a conversation about free discourse and cancel culture today with Bari Weiss, former New York Times writer and author of How to Fight Anti-Semitism, and Thomas Chatterton Williams, author of Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race. There will be an opportunity for audience […]

The Future of Conservatism – UNC Abbey Speaker Series


Conservatism in America has an uncertain future. On a host of issues including populism, free trade, and nationalism, conservatives are no longer united. Now, perhaps more than ever, what it means to be a “conservative,” where conservatism is likely headed, and where, ideally, it should direct itself are open to debate. A panel of political […]

2021 Arete Medical Ethics Summer Seminar (Virtual)

Apply now to participate in a special, two-day, virtual (online) version of the Arete Medical Ethics Summer Seminar. This seminar is designed for physicians in training and open to nursing students also. The seminar invites students to examine the central ethical questions that arise in the everyday practice of medicine and to interpret those questions […]