“The Family in History and Modern Society” A Conference at Notre Dame

April 4-5, 2014 The Morris Inn, Notre Dame, IN
Charles IV and His Family by Goya
Register TODAY!

The registration deadline is March 19th.

Join us in dialogue and fellowship at the luxurious Morris Inn, right in the heart of the University of Notre Dame campus. This conference aims to bring students and leading scholars together to discuss the timeless significance of the institution of marriage and family and its role in society today. Invited speakers include James Stoner, Catherine Pakaluk, Mary Eberstadt, and Phillip Longman.

Questions?

For more information, contact us.

Phone (800) 526-7022
Email programs@isi.org

April 4-5, 2014 Morris Inn, Notre Dame, Indiana


The Irish Rover

ISI thanks the Collegiate Network's Irish Rover for its support of this event.

This is a tentative schedule, subject to change. A final schedule will be provided closer to the date of the conference.

Friday 4/4

All events to take place in McKenna Hall, room TBD

6:00-7:00 pm
Registration and Reception
7:00-8:30 pm
Dinner and Opening Keynote Address, “Does the Law and the Constitution of the Family Have to Change?”, featuring Dr. James R. Stoner, Jr., professor of political science at Louisiana State University, author, Common-Law Liberty: Rethinking American Constitutionalism

Saturday 4/5

First Session

All events to take place in Morris Inn Ballroom

8:00−9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00−9:15 am
Welcoming Remarks
9:15−10:15 am
“Five Super-Truths about the Family in American Society,” featuring Catherine Pakaluk, Assistant professor of economics at Ave Maria University, and Faculty Research Fellow at the Stein Center for Social Research
10:30−11:30am
“Fact, Fiction, and Secularization” featuring Mary Eberstadt, Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution
11:45 am−12:45 pm
“The Empty Cradle: Falling Fertility and the Future of the Human Family,” featuring Phillip Longman, Senior Research Fellow with the New America
1:00−3:00 pm
Break
Bagged lunches will be available for guests to take.

Second Session

All events to take place in McKenna Hall, room TBD

3:15−4:15 pm
Faculty Panel Discussion
4:30−5:30 pm
Student Panel Discussion
5:30−6:00 pm
Professional Development Evaluation & Closing Remarks
6:00−7:00 pm
Cocktail Reception
  • Dr. James R. Stoner, Jr. Professor of political science at Louisiana State University, author, Common-Law Liberty: Rethinking American Constitutionalism
  • Catherine Pakaluk Assistant Professor of Economics at Ave Maria University, Faculty Research Fellow at the Stein Center for Social Research.
  • Mary Eberstadt Research Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution
  • Phillip Longman Senior Research Fellow with the New America Foundation

The “The Family in History and Modern Society” Conference will be held at the luxurious Morris Inn located on Notre Dame Avenue, Notre Dame, IN 46556. During downtime at the Notre Dame, take time to walk the campus, stop by the gorgeous Basilica of the Sacred Heart, or just enjoy a coffee in the spacious lobby of the Morris Inn.

Attire

We require formal business attire for the reception on Friday night, and casual business attire for the duration of the conference.

Transportation, Accommodations, and Directions

Each participant is expected to make his or her own travel arrangements to the Morris Inn on Friday in time for registration. For important information about local bus and shuttle services, and for a list of local accommodations, consult these instructions. You may also find it helpful to refer to Notre Dame's campus map.

Contact Information

If you have questions or special requests, please contact Stephen Herreid.

Phone: 302-524-6128
Email: sherreid@isi.org