Berry has a long history of distinguished guest speakers who have discussed important topics related to Christian faith and learning.  Some notable speakers from our past have included Martin Marty, Gerald McDermott, Peter Marshall, Alvin Plantiga, Michael Novak, Tony Dungy, and Ben Carson.

It is the pleasure of the Chaplain’s Office to host guest speakers each semester who provide stimulating lectures and discussions on matters of faith and higher learning.  These speakers come from a variety of backgrounds and speak on a variety of topics.  Each guest brings together the student body, faculty, and the Rome community for an enriching learning experience.  Below is a list of speakers for this academic year.  Coming soon, visitors will be able to hear recordings of these excellent lectures.  Be sure to visit frequently to get updates on the latest guests and topics.

Guest Speakers 2016-17

Sarah ByersSarah Byers (April 3, 2017)

Sarah Catherine Byers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Boston College. She has held research fellowships at the University of Notre Dame, the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies in Toronto and Villanova University. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of the History of Philosophy, the Review of Metaphysics, Augustinian Studies, A Companion to Augustine (2012) and Augustine's City of God (2013).

Books: Perception, Sensibility, and Moral Motivation in Augustine: A Stoic-Platonic Synthesis.