About - Recent News

Online Public Lecture - Register Now

St John Henry Newman Research Centre
for Catholic Theology Presents:

A Catholic Geopolitics? A Retrospective on
the Major Papal Writings of Francis

by Professor Graham McAleer

Online Academic Forum:
Wednesday 14th June 2023, 6.00pm (London time)
All Welcome

Academic Forum Flyer: Professor Graham McAleer

Register now

Join us online on Wednesday 14th June 2023 at 6.00pm (London time) for the St John Henry Newman Research Centre for Catholic Theology's Online Academic Forum, the latest in a series of occasional, public seminars by Maryvale academics. This time, Professor Graham McAleer, will be asking A Catholic Geopolitics? A Retrospective on the Major Papal Writings of Francis.

Graham McAleer is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University, Maryland, where he has taught philosophy for over 20 years. Born in England, he received his B.A. from University College London, his M.A. from University of Alberta, and his Doctor of Philosophy from Catholic University of Louvain. He also served as a visiting professor of Medieval Philosophy at the Catholic University of Louvain from 1999 to 2001 and spent two years running Loyola’s study abroad programme in Leuven, Belgium.

He is known for his ability to engage students by making philosophy accessible to them by using concrete, contemporary examples from the Wall Street Journal or the New York Times. And in 2014 he was given the Harry W. Rodgers III Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award (the most prestigious award given to the faculty at Loyola). He has written widely on ethics, philosophy of law, and metaphysics. And in 2018, he was an Adam Smith Scholar at Liberty Fund, a residential research position, sponsored by an award from the Templeton Foundation. His most recent book, due to be published at the end of this year - The Wisdom of Our Ancestors: Conservative Humanism and the Western Tradition is a powerful defense of Western civilization, where he outlines a fresh vision of conservatism in the present age. Since 2000, he has been Director of the Committee on Catholic Social Thought at Loyola University. And is an Associate at Maryvale Institute, lecturing on Philosophy of History on the BA in Philosophy and is also a PhD supervisor.

Attendance of the Zoom seminar is free and open to all, including non-students, by registering below.

If you have any questions about the forum or the Research Centre, please contact the Postgraduate Administrator, Melissa Pearce:

St John Henry Newman Research Centre Logo
© Maryvale Institute 2023 - Maryvale Institute is part of the Birmingham Diocesan Trust, Reg'd Charity No. 234216