This past week, the PC/CEA Rome Program offered its second Academic Colloquium. Besides taking classes, going on site visits, and participating in cultural experiences in Italy, our students also attend Academic Colloquia each month.
These public lectures bring together all of the CEA students, who number close to 70 this semester.
According to CEA Assistant Academic Dean, Marcello Di Paola, “the Colloquium is an opportunity for students, faculty, and guests to engage in high-quality academic exchange, confronting one another in the framework of constructive dialogue… In this way we could introduce the other CEA students to the Dominican mission of P.C. and give them a taste of the theology of Thomas Aquinas.”
This month’s Colloquium was sponsored by Providence College. Prof. Alejandro Crosthwaite, O.P., Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and an associate professor of Catholic Social Teaching, Social and Political Ethics, and Media Studies was this year’s guest lecturer.
Prof. Crosthwaite’s lecture was entitled: “The Question of Good and Evil in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy“. His presentation used philosophy, theology, and film studies to explore the problem of good and evil.
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