Aquinas Leadership International July 2020 Update

Dear Colleagues,

As usual, I write to update you about some developments related to the Aquinas Leadership International (ALI) group, our affiliate organizations, and other groups interested in ALI’s work. If you would like me to include some information in a future monthly update, email me that request at my email address immediately below. If you have not received an email update from me previously, and/or would like to be excluded from future update announcements, simply email me at my contact address below. I will be happy to remove you from this list.

Please forward this email to anyone you think might be positively interested in receiving this information.

Finally, go to the link immediately below for additional information regarding upcoming conferences, and other announcements and events:

peterredpath@aquinasschoolofleadership.com

Best wishes,

Peter

Peter A. Redpath


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COLLEAGUE,

DR. EDUARDO BERNOT:

For successfully defending his magisterial, 1400+page dissertation

“The First Principles of Mathematics in Light of the St. Thomas Aquinas”

with highest honors from the Universidad Abat Oliba, CEU (Barcelona, Spain) on 20 July 2020

Since May 2019, Dr. Bernot is the 3rd student affiliated with the Aquinas School of Leadership and the Holy Apostles College and Seminary (HACS) Thomistic Studies Concentration in Christian Wisdom to have successfully completed his dissertation with highest honors from this prestigious university.

Regarding his thesis, his dissertation director, Peter A. Redpath states: “With publication of this dissertation, in my opinion, Eduardo Bernot has established himself as the greatest Thomistic scholar alive today, and of the twenty-first century. This is the best analysis of the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas that I have ever read. It surpasses anything Etienne Gilson has written about Aquinas. Finally, after 700+ years, some student of St. Thomas has included in one work the myriad of principles Aquinas actually uses and lucidly explains how and why he uses them. Once Dr. Bernot gets this work into multi-volume form with some publishing house, it should become mandatory reading for any student pursuing a graduate degree in Thomistic studies.”

  • Announcing a new book publication by our colleague Ken Bryson:

What do We know about God?

Book description: There are few subjects known to mankind that has drawn more interest, exploration, and publication than the nature of God and our relationship to Him as human beings. Many approaches to the study stand wholly on a platform of religious doctrine and dogma. Other approaches are secular in nature and rely solely on rational and philosophical arguments. Dr. Ken Bryson brings to the field an approach that applies a balance between these two extremes. As a Christian, Ken bases his arguments in biblical theology and then builds upon this foundation with reason and philosophy drawn from many of the most prominent thinkers in both ancient and modern history.

For more information about this work and best link for lowest prices in Kindle and paperback editions, go to:

https://www.amazon.com/What-Know-About-God-Philosophical/dp/B08CMYCGGH/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=kenneth+a+bryson&qid=1595778618&sr=8-2#reader_B08CMYCGGH

and

http://www.biblicaltheology.com/bookshelf_Other.html

  • In celebration of the septuacentennial of Dante Alieghieri’s Divine Comdedy, En Route Books & Media announces a beautiful, new translation of his Inferno by Daniel Fitzpatrick and illustrated by sculptor Timothy Schmalz

For more information about how to obtain a copy of this work, go to:

https://enroutebooksandmedia.com/helpdantehelpitaly/

  • Congratulations to our colleague Romanus Cesario, O.P. for being awarded the Adam Cardinal Maida Chair of Theology at Ave Maria University starting the fall 2020

For more information about this recognition, go to:

https://theology.avemaria.edu/post/623173207862722560/romanus-cessario-op-to-occupy-the-adam

  • Kevin Arnold from the John Templeton Foundation announces:

The John Templeton Foundation just kickstarted a new request for ideas series called the Ideas Challenge. The current challenge is aimed at exploring novel scientific and philosophical ideas useful for advancing the study of goal-directed or goal-seeking phenomena in nature.

The Foundation is offering fifty (50) $1000 USD individual awards for the top 50 ideas submitted by U.S. residents. To enter, entrants must provide the Foundation with a one-page (500-word max) concept by August 31, 2020. In addition to the prize, promising ideas from both winners and other entrants will inform future funding initiatives supported by the Foundation in 2020 and beyond.

For more information, go to: ideaschallenge@templeton.org.

  • Editor of The Journal of Moral Philosophy, Christian Miller, announces that he is looking for reviewers for recently published books dating from 2017 to present; anyone interested in writing a review should contact him at:

millerc@wfu.edu

  • Announcing a Call for Papers for the 44th annual meeting of the American Maritain Association

Location: De Sales University, Center Valley, Pennsylvania

Dates: 18–20 March 2021

Special 2021 Conference theme focus: “Maritain and Questions about Freedom”

Some details about the conference:

As always, the AMA is also interested in papers on any topic relevant to the perennial philosophy!

Please send proposals of up to 500 words that explore any of the above or related questions to Dr. James M. Jacobs at jjacobs@nds.edu by December 15, 2020. Presentations should be 25-30 minutes in length. There is a $250 prize and guaranteed publication for the best graduate student paper; this paper is to be submitted by January 15, 2021.

Registration fee is $100 ($50 for students.) Membership in the American Maritain Association is $75. ($35 for students.) We encourage timely online payment. Registration at the conference will be $125 ($60 for students

For more information, contact: jacobs@nds.edu

  • The Renaissance Society of America announces Call for Papers and Lightning Talks from several organizations for its 2021 International Congress

Location: Dublin, Ireland

For more information, go to: https://www.rsa.org/blogpost/1860861/RSA-Dublin-2021-Calls-for-Papers

  • Announcing the 19th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities 

Location: Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Date: 30 June to 02 July 2021

Special 2021 Conference theme focus: “Critical Thinking, Soft Skills, and Technology

For more information and to submit a proposal, go to:

https://cgscholar.com/cg_event/events/H21/proposal/new

  • Announcing links to the 4th episode of “The Absolutes,” hosted by our colleague Greg Reichberg

Topic: “The Absolutes in Moderation”

Episode description: This episode features podcast host Greg Reichberg who explains why, in some areas of human life, going to the extreme is good, and bad in others. Wisdom consists in knowing the difference.

To find the 4th episode, go to:

You can also follow the podcast on Instagram for frequent updates and reflections (@the.absolutes)
  • Announcing the Nineteenth International Conference on Publishing Studies

Location: Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Date: 022 July 2021

Special 2021 Conference theme focus: “Information, Medium & Society: Research in the Age of Thinking Machines, Implications for Scholars, Libraries, and Publishers”

For more information and to submit a proposal, go to:

https://cgscholar.com/cg_event/events/B21/proposal/new?


Dear Colleagues,

As usual, I write to update you about some developments related to the Aquinas Leadership International (ALI) group, our affiliate organizations, and other groups interested in ALI’s work. If you would like me to include some information in a future monthly update, email me that request at my email address immediately below. If you have not received an email update from me previously, and/or would like to be excluded from future update announcements, simply email me at my contact address below. I will be happy to remove you from this list.

Finally, go to the link immediately below for additional information regarding upcoming conferences, and other announcements and events

peterredpath@aquinasschoolofleadership.com

Best wishes,

Peter

Peter A. Redpath


Announcing a Call for Papers for the 44th annual meeting of the American Maritain Association

Location: De Sales University, Center Valley, Pennsylvania

Dates: 18–20 March 2021

Special 2021 Conference theme focus: “Maritain and Questions about Freedom”

Some details about the conference:

As always, the AMA is also interested in papers on any topic relevant to perennial philosophy!

Please send proposals of up to 500 words that explore any of the above or related questions to Dr. James M. Jacobs at jjacobs@nds.edu by December 15, 2020. Presentations should be 25-30 minutes in length. There is a $250 prize and guaranteed publication for the best graduate student paper; this paper is to be submitted by January 15, 2021.

Registration fee is $100 ($50 for students.) Membership in the American Maritain Association is $75. ($35 for students.) We encourage timely online payment. Registration at the conference will be $125 ($60 for students

For more information, contact: jacobs@nds.edu

  • The Renaissance Society of America announces a Call for Papers and Lightning Talks from several organizations for Its 2021 International Congress

Location: Dublin, Ireland

For more information, go to: https://www.rsa.org/blogpost/1860861/RSA-Dublin-2021-Calls-for-Papers

  • Go to the following links for information from Carmelite Monks in Wyoming about their new ventures:

http://www.carmelitemonks.org/

https://www.mysticmonkcoffe

  • See the Summer Intern Update information below from City Internships:

A very limited number of summer places are available on our Los Angeles, New York and London programs*, interested students are advised to apply within a week to avoid disappointment via:

www.city-internships.com/apply/

*All program elements, which include program-length (8 weeks or more) work placements and an accompanying schedule of career readiness and skills training classes and workshops, may be attended in-person or remotely (or any combination thereof on a flexible basis) at the student’s discretion.

Critically, students do not need to travel to the cities in which their program/work placement is based for summer, fall and winter 2020 programs.

See our full statement on our COVID-19-related provisions, here.

Thank you for your support this season.

Please let me know if there is any way in which we may be able to help and support your students’ preparation for and, critically, transition into meaningful careers.

I remain slightly more sanguine than most about the job prospects for today’s undergraduates, but the jobs market for today’s new graduates will be unprecedentedly challenging. They’ll need all the help and support we can muster.

Thanks and best wishes

Lewis

Lewis Talbot
City Internships, Founder & CEO

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lewis.talbot@city-internships.com
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City Internships is a member of the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE), NAFSA: Association of International Educators, The Forum on Education Abroad and the National Society on Experiential Education (NSEE).

  • Announcing the 11th International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society

Location: University of Córdoba, Córdoba Spain

Dates: 03–04 June 2021

Special 2021 Conference theme focus: “Modeling Traditions from the Margins: Non-Canonical Writings in Religious Systems”

For more information, go to:

http://www.newsletter.illinois.mx3a.com/vo/religion_N21AUNVg.html?&utm_source=N21A_danUNV&utm_medium=N21A_danUNV&utm_campaign=N21A_danUNV

  • The Renaissance Society of America announces Call for Papers and Lightning Talks from several organizations for its 2021 International Congress

Location: Dublin, Ireland

For more information, go to: 

https://www.rsa.org/blogpost/1860861/RSA-Dublin-2021-Calls-for-Papers

  • Announcing the 14th Global Studies Conference

Location: Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Dates: 05–06 June 2021

Special 2021 Conference theme focus: “Life after Pandemic: Towards a New Global politics.”

For more information, go to:

https://onglobalization.com/2021-conference/call-for-papers

  • Announcing the 16th International Conference on the Arts in Society

Location: The University of Western Australia, School of Design in Perth, Australia

Dates:: 16–18 June 2021

Special 2021 Conference theme focus: “Voices from the Edge: Negotiating the Local in the Global.”

For more information, go to: 

http://www.newsletter.illinois.mx3a.com/vo/art_A21AUNVg.html?&utm_source=A21A_DanUNV&utm_medium=A21A_DanUNV&utm_campaign=A21A_DanUNV

  • Click on the following link for information about the July 2020 online priest conference sponsored by the Catholic Education Foundation:

https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/05/07/sixth-annual-priest-conference-on-catholic-schools-goes-virtual/