Contact Info


Phone: (504) 866-8793

Director: Ronna Burger, Department of Philosophy

Secretary: Nancy Tatarski

Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel:

Newcomb Campus
1229 Broadway St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
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Judeo-Christian Studies Chair


George Weigel - The End and the Beginning

Upcoming Events, Fall 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 7 p.m.

Rogers Memorial Chapel

Martin M. Kelly Memorial Public Lecture


George Weigel


"Modernity, Biblical Faith,
and the Crisis of the West"

George Weigel is a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington DC, where he holds the William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies. He is the recipient of eighteen honorary doctorates, in fields including divinity, philosophy, law, and social science. As President of the Ethics Center, he led a wide-ranging research program (1989-1996). After that, as a Senior Fellow, he began publishing his major study of Pope John Paul II, which appeared in two volumes, Witness to Hope (Harper 1999) and The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II--The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy (Doubleday 2010). Mr. Weigel is the author of numerous other influential works, including Letters to a Young Catholic (Basic 2015), Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church (Basic 2013), and The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America, and Politics Without God (Basic 2006). He is the Senior Vatican Analyst for NBC News and his weekly column, "The Catholic Difference," is syndicated to sixty newspapers.


James Stoner book

Recent Events, 2016


September 9, 2016


James Stoner


"Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin on
Humanism and the Human Sciences"

James Stoner is Hermann Moyse, Jr. Professor and Director of the Eric Voegelin Institute in the Political Science Department at LSU. He began teaching there in 1988, after receiving his PhD from Harvard. Prof. Stoner is the author of Common-Law Liberty: Rethinking American Constitutionalism (Kansas, 2003) and Common Law and Liberal Theory: Coke, Hobbes, and the Origins of American Constitutionalism (Kansas, 1992) and the co-editor of three volumes published by the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, where he was a Senior Fellow in 2009. Professor Stoner has been a member of the National Council on the Humanities (2002 - 2005) as well as a Visiting Fellow and later a Visiting Professor in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton (2002-03, 2013-14).

Discussion Leader: Seth Appelbaum
PhD, Tulane Department of Philosophy, "Divine Law in Plato and Maimonides," August 2015.
Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, Bellarmine University, 2015-2016.
Author of essays on the website "Contemporary Thinkers: Seth Benardete" (Foundation for Constitutional Government, Harvard).


Catherine and Henry J. Gaisman Chair

Prof. Ronna Burger, Chair of the Department of Philosophy, is the Catherine and Henry J. Gaisman Chair in Judeo-Christian Studies. This chair was endowed through a generous gift of Catherine and Henry J. Gaisman. Prof. Burger’s intellectual path has taken her from an early interest in the Bible and its interpretation to Greek philosophy and most recently to the question of the relation between them. This path is reflected in her scholarly pursuits and her teaching at Tulane, where she has found an intellectual home for over three decades.

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Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel 

Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane University

Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel Location:

Newcomb Campus of Tulane University

1229 Broadway St.

New Orleans, LA 70118

[Google Maps link]

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 504-865-4000