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From the Blog

June 14, 2019

Call for Papers – Populism and the Recovery of the Intellectual Virtues

An announcement from Greg Peterson (South Dakota State University): Our SDSU Ethics Lab has recently received a South Dakota Humanities Council Grant to support a small workshop on “Populism and the Recovery of the Intellectual Virtues.” The workshop is Sept 25-27, and will feature Heather Battaly (Philosophy, University of Connecticut) and Kirk Hawkins (Political Science, Brigham Young University). For six participants who commit […]
May 1, 2019

Meet Core Project Team Member Christian Miller

CHRISTIAN B. MILLER, PH.D., is the A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University. He is the Philosophy Director of the Beacon Project (, funded by a $3.9 million grant from Templeton Religion Trust, and is Past Director of the Character Project (, funded by $5.6 million in grants from the John Templeton Foundation and Templeton World Charity Foundation. […]
April 29, 2019

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Workshop on Civic Virtues

The Self, Virtue and Public Life project is funding a series of six workshops led by the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits (OKCNP). The second of these events was titled, “Beyond Tolerance: Civic Virtues in Nonprofit Leadership,” and was held in Oklahoma City on March 20-21, 2019. Janetta Cravens, vice president of programs at OKCNP, and Kim Leveridge, director of learning and […]