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National Society of Catholic Social Scientists Meets on Campus

National Society of Catholic Social Scientists Meets on Campus

On Friday and Saturday, October 22-23, 2010, more than 60 prominent social scientists from universities and colleges across the US will convene at Holy Cross College to meet, present papers, and discuss issues. Through a collegiality of Catholic scholars, professors, researchers, practitioners, and writers, the SCSS brings rigorous, credible scholarship to political, social, and economic questions. Helping to facilitate the event will be Holy Cross College professor and Chair of the History Department, Dr. Christopher Beiting, DPhil (Exeter College, Oxford University).

Presentation topics will include: New Hope for Catholic Higher Education; The Family as the Model of the Political Community; Towards a Working Psychobiology of Contraception; President Obama's Common Ground, Dialog, and the Natural Law Tradition; and The Catholic/Protestant Foundation of the Declaration of Independence.

Presentations are open to the public. Students of theology, history, sociology, philosophy, and history are particularly encouraged to attend. Sessions are in Vincent Classroom Building on the campus of Holy Cross College. Go to www.hcc-nd.edu for a complete schedule.