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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Aquinas Leadership International Update - May 2020

Dr. Peter Redpath  writes to update us about some developments related to the Aquinas Leadership International (ALI) group, its affiliate organizations, and other groups interested in ALI’s work.

With utmost sadness, we announce the passing of our Great Books colleague, Dr. James Stephen Taylor. For more information about Dr. Taylor, see the memorials honoring him immediately below :
  • Click on the following link for a topical index to the works of Mortimer J. Adler:
  • For a downloadable spring 2020 copy of The Catholic Educator, go to:
  • Go to the links immediately below to access the latest episode of "The Absolutes" hosted by our colleague Gregory Reichberg:

and to the following link to read a short essay of his related to the Covid-19 pandemic:
  • To read the full text of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's letter marking St. John Paul II's birth centenary, go to
  • Click on the following link for information about the July 2020 online priest conference sponsored by the Catholic Education Foundation:
  • 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:
  • The Philosophy Department at Marquette University announces cancellation of its summer conference on Aristotle and Aristotelianism
  • 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:

  • 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:
  • See an updated announcement below from City Internships Founder and CEO:
Please find below a brief update with respect to upcoming CI programs.
Interested students should be advised that admissions for the following summer programs will be closing at midnight on Sunday 31st May 2020:
Global Accelerator Program – 8 weeks (starting early-July) – New York & London*
Global Explorer+ Program (provided in partnership with the University of California, Merced – 8 weeks (starting late-June) – San Francisco & Los Angeles*
Global Explorer Program – 6, 8 or 12 weeks (starting June, July or August) – All locations*
Remote Program – 6, 8 or 12 weeks (starting June, July or August) – All locations
Remaining places will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Interested students may apply now via
*All programs elements, which include program-length work placements and an accompanying schedule of accompanying career seminars and skills workshops, may be attended in-person or remotely (or any combination thereof on a flexible basis) at the student’s discretion.
For clarity, students do not need to travel to the cities in which their program/work placement is based. See our full statement on our COVID-19 response, go to:
Lewis Talbot
City Internships, Founder & CEO

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