A conference at Ave Maria University to celebrate the life and work of an outstanding Catholic philosopher in his 80th year 

The Enduring Legacy of Michael Novak


Keynote speaker:  George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center

Comments and reflections by:

Brian Anderson, Editor, City Journal: “Novak on Civil Society”

Fr. Derek Cross, The Oratory of St. Philip Neri, Toronto: “Aristotle, Newman, and Novak”

Rabbi David Dalin, Professor of History and Politics, Ave Maria University: “Novak on Religion and the Founders”

Mary Eberstadt, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center, “Recollections of Karen and Michael Novak”

Samuel Gregg, Director of Research, Acton Institute, “Novak on the Spirit of Democratic Capitalism”

Michael Pakaluk, Professor of Philosophy, Ave Maria University, “Novak on American Exceptionalism”

Michael Waldstein, Max Seckler Professor of Theology, Ave Maria University, “Novak on Charity”

With responses by Michael Novak, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Ave Maria University