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Flourishing in Work and Family Life: Considerations for Young Women

November 6,2023

Public Discourse managing editor Alexandra Davis speaks with six panelists about considerations for young women yearning to thrive in both a career and in family life. How do we integrate work and raising children? What can we do early in our careers to set ourselves up for a fulfilling career that’s also friendly to our obligations as mothers?

SPEAKERS: Alexandra Davis (moderator), Erika Bachiochi, Haley Stewart, Kelly Hanlon, April Readlinger, Katy Faust, and Taryn DeLong


Fidelity’s Future

June 29, 2023 at 7pm ET

SPEAKERS: R. J. Snell and young leaders


A Call to Fidelity

Thursday, June 1, 2pm ET

Dr. Robert George leads a critical, online discussion with seven other acclaimed leaders and scholars about how to restore unity, heal division, and bring out what is best and most noble in our country by a return to fidelity: Rededicating ourselves to God, our spouses and families, our communities, and country.

SPEAKERS: Robert P. George, Lila Rose, Ana Samuel, Andrew Walker, Bill McClay, Jacqueline C. Rivers, Yuval Levin, James Matthew Wilson


The Politics of Forgiveness

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 7:00pm ET

Forgiveness is a Christian virtue. Is it also a political one? To what extent does forgiveness depend on repentance, and upon justice? Some say democracies cannot survive without practicing forgiveness; others that this is too much to expect. Should we resign ourselves to mere toleration, or can forgiveness be approximated in concrete political ways? These are questions at the forefront of American public life, and how we answer them has meaningful implications for our civic leaders.

Join us on Wednesday, February 8th at 7:00pm EST for a panel conversation about these questions. This is an in-person event at the National Press Club, and the conversation will be live-streamed as well. Registration for the livestream is available here.

This event features Elizabeth Bruenig of The Atlantic, Bishop Claude Alexander of The Park Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and Rev. Fleming Rutledge of The Episcopal Church.

This conversation is hosted by Baylor in Washington, along with the support and partnership of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, Faith & Law and Public Discourse.

SPEAKERS: Claude Alexander, Elizabeth Bruenig, Fleming Rutledge


Marriage and the Public Good: A Public Discourse Webinar with Amy Hamilton

January 18, 2023

Public Discourse hosted a web event to celebrate the publication of the Witherspoon Institute’s latest book, the second edition of Marriage and the Public Good: Ten Principles. One of the book’s authors, Amy Hamilton of the University of Texas at Austin, discussed the book’s call to strengthen traditional marriage as a social institution.

SPEAKERS: Amy Hamilton and Jamie Boulding


Reimagining Wealth

December 12, 2022 @ 12:00pm ET

SPEAKERS: Patrick T. Brown, Mark T. Mitchell, Clara Piano, Jeff Polet

Ad for wealth webinar

Originalism and Morality: A Public Discourse Webinar

Oct 19, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time

SPEAKERS: Joel Alicea and Sherif Girgis

Originalism and morality graphic

America After Dobbs: A Public Discourse Panel

Oct 10, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time

Please join Public Discourse for a panel discussion on the meaning of the Dobbs decision, what’s next for the pro-life movement, and how the pro-life movement can best serve mothers and children.

SPEAKERS: Ryan T. Anderson; Alexandra DeSanctis; Richard Doerflinger; Robert P. George


Think Better: A Public Discourse webinar with Ulrich Lehner and Elayne Allen

September 20, 2022

Watch this Public Discourse webinar discussion of the Think Better with Professor Lehner, moderated by managing editor Elayne Allen.

SPEAKERS: Ulrich Lehner and Elayne Allen


The Genesis of Gender: A Webinar with Abigail Favale and Serena Sigillito

July 26, 2022

Public Discourse hosted a web event on Tuesday, July 26 featuring Abigail Favale discussing her new book, The Genesis of Gender, with Public Discourse Editor-at-Large Serena Sigillito.

SPEAKERS: Abigail Favale and Serena Sigillito


Conservatism: A Rediscovery – a Webinar with Yoram Hazony and Daniel Burns

June 13, 2022

Yoram Hazony and Public Discourse Contributing Editor Daniel Burns discuss Dr. Hazony’s new book, Conservatism: A Rediscovery.

SPEAKERS: Yoram Hazony and Daniel Burns


Augusto Del Noce and the Problem of Atheism: a Webinar with Carlo Lancellotti and R. J. Snell

March 30, 2022

Carlo Lancellotti and Public Discourse Editor-in-Chief R. J. Snell discuss the recent translation of Augusto Del Noce’s volume, The Problem of Atheism.

SPEAKERS: Carlo Lancellotti and R. J. Snell


Losing Our Dignity: A Webinar with Charles Camosy and R.J. Snell

March 15, 2022

SPEAKERS: Charles Camosy and R.J. Snell


The Rights of Women: A Webinar with Erika Bachiochi

July 16 2021

Public Discourse is pleased to share this webinar with Erika Bachiochi, with Alexandra DeSanctis, and Leah Libresco Sargeant. The program was moderated by Serena Sigillito, Editor of Public Discourse, and it was held on July 15th, 2021.

SPEAKERS: Erika Bachiochi, Alexandra DeSanctis, Leah Libresco Sargeant, and Serena Sigillito


Why Religious Liberty Matters to Everyone: A Webinar with Andrew T. Walker and R. J. Snell

June 30, 2021

Public Discourse is pleased to share this webinar featuring Andrew T. Walker, Associate Professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, on his book Liberty for All Defending Everyone’s Religious Freedom in a Pluralistic Age. The program was moderated by R. J. Snell, Editor-In-Chief of Public Discourse and was held on June 24th, 2021.

SPEAKERS: Andrew T. Walker and R. J. Snell


Solzhenitsyn and The Unbroken Thread: a Webinar with Sohrab Ahmari and R. J. Snell

May 31, 2021

SPEAKERS: Sohrab Ahmari and R. J. Snell