Seminars

Our goal...

is to gather a small group of people to explore ideas through an informal, yet thoughtful, discussion. All of these seminars will take place at Professor Mooney’s home near Princeton’s campus. We will share a meal together and the guest speaker will moderate a discussion on the seminar topic. To find out more about these events, please email us at info@scalafoundation.org.

“Scala is unique in that following each lecture is the opportunity to dine together, and I found the informal conversation that happened while sharing a meal was just as rewarding as the lecture.” – Graham M., Princeton Theological Seminary graduate 

“Scala has been a wonderful community for me this semester…I found a culturally enriching, yet friendly environment in which to tackle big issues that are often pushed aside in the academic curriculum.” – Federica Q., Princeton University graduate student 

Upcoming Events

“Augustine: From Friendship to a New Republic”

Friday, September 29th

Guest: Prof. Peter Brown

Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Emeritus, Princeton University

“Judging the Truth: Moral Intolerance or the Dictatorship of Relativism?”

Thursday, October 19th

Guest: Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

Assistant Professor, Systematic Theology, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception

Past Events

Aquinas and Thomism on Faith and Reason

Sunday, February 12th, 2017, 6:30-8:30

Guest: Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP

Director of the Thomistic Institute, Dominican House of Studies

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A Hidden Wholeness: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Thomas Merton on Civil Rights

Sunday, February 26th, 2017, 6:30-8:30

Guest: Albert Raboteau

Professor of Religion, Princeton University

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A Genealogy of Violence: René Girard in Dialogue

Sunday, March 26th, 2017, 6:30-8:30

Guest: James Bernard Murphy

Professor of Government, Dartmouth College

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Is Western Culture Facing a New Totalitarianism?

Monday, March 13, 2017, 5:30-7:30

Guest: Carlo Lancellotti

Professor of Mathematics, City University of New York

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