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Position Available: The Reilly Center is currently conducting a search to fill a new position with the title of Managing Director of the Center. For the official announcement of the position please contact the Reilly Center at

Forthcoming Conference: The Reilly Center is pleased to announce its forthcoming conference on NATURE, HUMANITY, AND GOD: DARWIN IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. The conference will be held on November 1-3, 2009 at the University of Notre Dame. The conference is part of an ongoing collaboration of the Reilly Center with the Pontifical Council for Culture and the six Pontifical Universities in Rome.  Learn More >

Other Events

"Integrated History and Philosophy of Science: The Second Conference", March 12-15, 2009. (PDF)

"Nanotechnology: The Legal and Ethical Issues," a symposium
Thursday, March 19, 2009, 3-5 PM • McKenna Hall, Room 100-104 • University of Notre Dame
This event is free and open to the public • 574.631.5015

History and Philosophy of Science Lecture Series

Fall 2008 Lecture Series
  (Previous Semesters)

Olga Stoliarova
State University — Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
“STS In Contemporary Russia. A Philosophical Introduction”
When: Thursday, November 20, 2008, 4:15 PM,
Where: 131 Decio

Laura J. Snyder
St. John's University
“‘Bold Leaps’: Guesses or Inferences? Herschel and Analogy in Scientific Reasoning”
When: Thursday, December 4, 2008, 4:15 PM
Where: 217 DeBartolo Hall

Spring 2008 Lecture Series
  (Previous Semesters)

Robert Russell
University of California, Berkeley
When: Thursday, March 27th, 2008 4:15 PM,
Where: 118 Debartolo Hall

Harvey Brown
Oxford University
“Noether’s First Theorem Revisited"
When: Thursday, April 3rd, 2008, 4:15 PM
Where: 118 Debartolo Hall
Heather Douglas
University of Tennessee
When: Thursday, April 24th, 2008  4:15 PM,
Where: 118 Debartolo Hall


In September, the Reilly Center held an international conference on “Commerce, Politics, and Science: The Changing Context.” Look for future announcements about publication of selected papers from the conference.


On November 1 the Reilly Center sponsored a panel discussion on the topic “Is Evolution Compatible with Catholic Faith?” The panel was held in conjunction with the visit of Archbishop Józef Zycinski of Lublin, Poland.


Reilly Center Reports is coming! The Reilly Center is pleased to announce the launching of an online journal which will address ethics and policy issues related to developments in science and technology. The RCR is aimed at the media, policymakers, educators, religious leaders, and others.   
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