Events

This page lists events for the current academic year. For past years’ events, see our archive here.
Please note that event times or locations may be subject to change.

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Weekly events:

Thursdays, 1 PM: Meet for lunch (bring/buy your own) in ALMA 2.
Thursdays, 6 PM: Mass at St. Kwinten’s Church (Naamsestraat 160).

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Fides et Ratio Lecture Series:

Spring Semester 2017

March 13 (Monday)
Dr. William E. CARROLL (University of Oxford)
After Darwin, Aquinas: A Universe Created and Evolving”.
19:00, Kardinaal Mercierzaal (HIW)

March 28 (Tuesday)
Mr. R. R. RENO, editor of First Things magazine
Expert Seminar on “Christian Cosmopolitanism”
14:00, The Refectory of Holland College (Pater Damiaanplein 9)

March 29 (Wednesday)
Mr. R. R. RENO, editor of First Things magazine
“Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society”
19:00, The Zeger van Hee auditorium (Faculty of Law, Tiensestraat 41)

April 5 (Wednesday)
Prof. Brett SCHARFFS (Brigham Young University, USA)
“Why Religious Freedom?”
19:00, Kardinaal Mercierzaal (HIW)

May 10 (Wednesday)
Prof. William CAVANAUGH (DePaul University, Chicago)
Expert Seminar with Professor William Cavanaugh on ‘Field Hospital’
14:00, Romero Room of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies (Cove 02.10)
(Please register for this seminar, given the limited space available,
by emailing Fr. Aaron Wessman. The event is for doctoral students only.)

May 10 (Wednesday)
Prof. William CAVANAUGH (DePaul University, Chicago)
“The Wars of Religion as the Foundation Myth of the Modern State”
18:00, Kleine Aula (MTC 00.15) of the Faculty of Theology
and Religious Studies

Fall Semester 2016

All lectures in the Faith & Reason series in 2016-17 will be in the Mercierzaal of the KUL’s Insitute of Philosophy (HIW), Kardinaal Mercierplein 2, 3000 Leuven.

God of Grondwet? (NL)
Prof. Patrick LOOBUYCK, Universiteit Antwerpen, Centrum Pieter Gillis
&
Prof. Guido VANHEESWIJCK, Universiteit Antwerpen, Departement Wijsbegeerte
Woensdag, 12 oktober, 20:00

The Implausibility of Physical Determinism
Prof. Richard SWINBURNE, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Oxford
with Prof. Sylvia WENMACKERS, (KUL), as a respondent
Wednesday, November 16, 19:00

En dus bestaat God: argumenten voor de God van de filosofen
Seminarie en lezing met Jeroen de Ridder (VU)
Woensdag 7 december, 20:00, in de Mercierzaal van het KUL Hoger Instituut voor de Wijsbegeerte.
Diezelfde dag is er om 15:00 in lokaal N een seminarie (in het Engels)
met prof. de Ridder over zijn artikel ‘Referring To, Believing In, and Worshipping the Same God‘

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Fall Semester 2015

All lectures in the Faith & Reason series in 2015-16 will be in the Mercierzaal of the KUL’s Insitute of Philosophy (HIW), Kardinaal Mercierplein 2, 3000 Leuven.

De God van de politiek, de politiek van God (NL)
Prof. dr. Erik MEGANCK, KUL Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte
Donderdag, 8 oktober, 20:00.

A New Proof for the Existence of God (EN)
Dr. Emanuel RUTTEN, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Philosophy
Wednesday, November 25, 19:00.

Nicolas of Cusa’s De Pace Fidei (On Peaceful Unity of Faith) (EN)
Prof. dr. Paul Richard BLUM, Loyola University, Maryland, Philosophy
Wednesday, December 2, 19:30.
NB: to be held in the Raadzaal, not the Mercierzaal.

Why Christianity Needs Metaphysics (EN)
Prof. dr. Henning TEGTMEYER, KUL Institute of Philosophy
Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 19:00

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Spring Semester 2016

Teleologie: een alternatief voor de laatmoderne condition humaine (NL)
Dr. Jörgen VIJGEN, Tiltenburg, St. Janscentrum, en Rolduc
Woensdag, 17 februari 2016, 19:00

Creation and Contemporary Cosmology: From Stephen Hawking to Thomas Aquinas (EN)
Prof. dr. William CARROLL, Oxford
Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 19:00

No Freedom without Platonism: The Metaphysics of Transcendence (EN)
Prof. dr. em. Carlos STEEL, KUL Institute of Philosophy
Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 19:00

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LNS Film Series

Fall Semester 2015

Hannah Arendt (2013)
Directed by Margarethe von Trotta
See trailer here.
Thursday, 12 November, 20:15, Room N, KUL-HIW.

Calvary
Directed by John Michael O’Donagh.
See trailer here.
Thursday, 10 December 2015, 20:15, Room N, KUL-HIW.

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Spring Semester 2015

To be announced.

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