George Weigel EPPC-hosted Events


George Weigel’s 19th Annual William E. Simon Lecture

EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel will deliver his 19th annual William E. Simon Lecture, titled “St. John Paul II: A Centenary Reflection on a Life of Consequence.”

Twenty-Eighth Annual Tertio Millennio Seminar

The Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society was founded in 1992 by Michael Novak, Rocco Buttiglione, Father Richard John Neuhaus, Father Maciej Zięba OP and George Weigel to deepen the dialogue on Catholic social doctrine between North American students and students from the new democracies of central and eastern Europe.

George Weigel’s 18th Annual William E. Simon Lecture

EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel will deliver his 18th annual William E. Simon Lecture, titled “This Catholic Moment: Today’s Crisis in Historical Context.”

Twenty-Seventh Annual Tertio Millennio Seminar

Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society Kraków, Poland July 2 – July 19, 2018 The Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society was founded in 1992 by Michael Novak, Rocco Buttiglione, Father Richard John Neuhaus, Father Maciej Zięba OP and George Weigel to deepen the dialogue on Catholic social doctrine between North American students […]

George Weigel’s 17th Annual William E. Simon Lecture

Charting a path of democratic renewal requires a sober assessment of democracy’s present discontents and a refresher course in some basic truths about the nature of the democratic project and the conditions for its flourishing.

Book Event: George Weigel’s Lessons in Hope: My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II

EPPC and the Catholic Information Center are sponsoring an event to celebrate the release of EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel’s new book Lessons in Hope: My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II.

Twenty-Sixth Annual Tertio Millennio Seminar

Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society Kraków, Poland June 26- July 13, 2017 The Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society was founded in 1992 by Michael Novak, Rocco Buttiglione, Father Richard John Neuhaus, Father Maciej Zięba OP and George Weigel to deepen the dialogue on Catholic social doctrine between North American students and […]

George Weigel’s 16th Annual William E. Simon Lecture

 16th Annual William E. Simon Lecture Now What? Reflections on 2016 and the Task Ahead By George Weigel EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Lecture at 6:30 Reception to follow In this, his 16th Annual William E. Simon Lecture, George Weigel will examine the political upheavals […]

George Weigel’s 15th Annual William E. Simon Lecture

In this, his 15th Annual William E. Simon Lecture, George Weigel will draw out lessons for today from the history of a city which experienced the drama of the 20th century in a unique way: Kraków, Poland. Having suffered terribly under both Nazi and communist occupations, Kraków was also the place where the divine answer to that unprecedented human wickedness was given, in the visions of the divine mercy that seized the religious imagination of an obscure Polish nun, Sister Faustina Kowalska. And it was from Kraków that there came a man who brought Sister Faustina’s message of divine mercy to the world, Pope St. John Paul II.

George Weigel’s 14th Annual William E. Simon Lecture

John Paul II was not canonized for his accomplishments but for his sanctity. Yet he was the most politically consequential pope in decades, and it is a very obscure part of the world that does not display the footprints of the shoes of this fisherman. George Weigel analyzes seven lessons that John Paul’s “worldly” accomplishments teach twenty-first century statesmen, and suggests a few things the first Polish pope has to teach the rest of us.