Myser Initiative on Catholic Identity Series

Myser Lecture

The 15th annual Myser Award and Lecture will take place on October 14, 2021 at St. Catherine University. 

Our guest speaker is O. Carter Snead, who will discuss his book, What It Means to be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics.

O. Carter Snead is a William P. and Hazel B. White Director of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture, Professor of Law, and Concurrent Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. Professor Snead is one of the world's leading experts on public bioethics – the governance of science, medicine, and biotechnology in the name of ethical goods. 

Past Myser Lecture Featured Speakers

Year Featured Speaker Lecture Title
2021 Christiana Zenner, PhD "Water is Life": Fresh Waters, Ethics, and Decolonial Values in a Pluralistic World
2018 M. Shawn Copeland "Compassion and the Suffering God"
2017 Kathleen Norris "Spiritual Practice and Social Justice"
2016 Kristin Shrader-Frechette "Working for Environmental Justice: What Love Looks Like in Public"
2015 Elizabeth Johnson "Is God's Charity Broad Enough for Bears?"
2014 Joan Chittister "Going Forward with Hope and Courage: The Role of the Public Thinker in Church and Society"
2013 Cathleen Kaveny "Prophecy, Civility, and Truth"
2012 Carolyn Woo "Common Good, Uncommon Excellence"
2011 Jill Ker Conway "Physical and Spiritual Geography: The Inner Climate of the Mind"
2010 Therese Shroeder-Sheker "Music, Spirituality, and Palliative Medicine: Contemplative Musicianship in the Care of Dying"
2009 Bryan Hehir "Catholic Identity: The Roots, the Relevance, and the Realization of the Idea"
2008 Elizabeth Johnson "Seeking the Living God: Nourishing Faith and the Living Traditions"
2007 Lisa Cahill "Bioethics and Seeking the Common Good"