February 10, 2020

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, please join us for this year's Novak Symposium in Heritage Hall on the campus of The Catholic University of America.  This event promotes the discussion of issues that theologian Michael Novak opened up for further study, particularly his work on democratic capitalism and Catholic social teaching. 

The theme of this year's symposium is “America at the Founding and Today.” Novak wrote extensively on both the Founders’ wisdom and U.S. presidential politics, and we aim to reflect on some of his insights especially considering that this is an important election year.

Morning sessions will feature presentations from Jana Novak, Michael’s daughter and coauthor of Washington’s God which analyses George Washington’s religious life, noted professor and political scientist Hadley Arkes from Amherst College. Along with the presentations, there will be a panel discussion on democratic capitalism in the U.S. In the afternoon we will visit with G. K. Chesterton (channeled by historian Chuck Chalberg). During the afternoon, please join us for our first “Novak Jeopardy'' undergraduate student competition to see who is crowned champion of jeopardy and receives the prize.

The event is free and open to the public, but attendees must register in advance. Please RSVP to attend.

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