December 2, 2019

Open positions in the Program for Leadership and Character, Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University is seeking to expand its Program for Leadership and Character by hiring six new staff to assist with student programming, research, and assessment. The positions are funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment to develop leaders of character at Wake Forest and support other colleges and universities who seek to infuse leadership and character on their […]
July 16, 2019

Wake Forest University Invites Applications for Post-Doctoral Fellow and Research Coordinator

The Department of Psychology and the Program for Character and Leadership at Wake Forest University invite applications for a three-year post-doctoral research fellowship and a three-year research coordinator position beginning in August 2019. We are seeking dynamic, detail-oriented, and interpersonally skilled individuals to play key roles in designing and implementing innovative research on how to help people become the best […]
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 […]
April 26, 2019

Nancy Snow Interviewed by Louisa McCune of the Kirkpatrick Foundation

Project co-director and director of the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing, Nancy Snow, was recently interviewed by Louisa McCune, executive director of the Kirkpatrick Foundation and editor in chief of Art Desk, a quarterly publication of the Kirkpatrick Foundation devoted to the contemporary arts, performance, and thought. The interview, published by Art Desk under the title “The Art […]
April 24, 2019

Project co-Director Speaks in Washington, D.C.

Project co-director, Nancy Snow, recently spoke at several important events in Washington, D.C. On March 27, she served as a conference panelist to discuss the new book, War Crimes: Causes, Excuses, and Blame, by Jessica Wolfendale and Matt Talbert. The conference was hosted by Georgetown University’s Law Center. The next day, on March 28, Snow presented the keynote address for the 2019 […]
April 8, 2019

Save the Date! Public Lecture with Professor Lewis Gordon

We are pleased to announce that the first lecture in our “Faith and Civic Virtue in Public Life” lecture series will be delivered by Professor Lewis Gordon! The lecture will be held on September 20, 2019 in Meacham Auditorium at the University of Oklahoma. Lewis R. Gordon is Professor of Philosophy at UCONN-Storrs; Honorary President of the Global Center for […]