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June 2020

Arete Medical Ethics Summer Seminar

June 15, 2020 - June 19, 2020
Arete Medical Ethics Summer Seminar, June 15th-19th 2020

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

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July 2020

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

July 20, 2020 - July 24, 2020
Arete Summer High School Seminar

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

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August 2020

Hayek Lecture Series – The Puzzle of Prison Order: Why Life Behind Bars Varies Around the World?

August 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Many people think prisons are all the same—rows of cells filled with violent men whom officials rule with an iron fist. Yet, life behind bars varies in remarkable ways. Drawing on economics and a vast empirical literature on legal systems, David Skarbek, associate professor of political science at Brown University, explains why life on the inside varies in such fascinating and novel ways, and also how social order evolves and takes root behind bars. The hour’s conversation will include opportunity…

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September 2020

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

September 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Promotional flyer for Arete event "Is There Still Room For Debate?"

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 Q&A.

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March 2021

The Future of Conservatism – UNC Abbey Speaker Series

March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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 thinkers with different views on conservatism will discuss these critical questions. Event Panelists Patrick Deneen, PhD is a Professor of Political Science and the David…

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June 2021

2021 Arete Medical Ethics Summer Seminar (Virtual)

June 7 - June 8

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 through a moral framework drawing from both natural law and medicine’s traditional orientation toward the patient’s health. This framework will be contrasted with principlism and…

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