New York Encounter 2021: February 12

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture is proud to co-sponsor the 2021 New York Encounter, an annual three-day cultural event coming to you live this year from the heart of New York City, offering opportunities for education, dialogue, and friendship. This year’s theme is “When Reality Hits” and events will focus on topics that are breaking through the moral boundaries of our hearts and minds today. 

All New York Encounter 2021 events are live-streamed free at https://www.newyorkencounter.org. We have also provided links to upcoming events below. Simultaneous Spanish-language translation will be provided for all 2021 events.

All New York Encounter 2021 events are live-streamed free. All are invited. There will be simultaneous Spanish interpretation provided during all 2021 events.

Here are the events for February 12:

2020: a milestone in the journey of life?

The Encounter 2021 opens with introductory remarks by Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, and music played by Molly Morkoski, pianist, moderated by an NYE MC.

the relevance of the stars

Presentation of the newly published collection of Lorenzo Albacete’s writings, The Relevance of the Stars, with Stephen Sanchez, President of the Albacete Forum, and Lisa Lickona and Gregory Wolfe, editors of the “The relevance of the Stars”.

Be sure to sign up for the amazing exhibits available this year at the New York Encounter, The Faith of Fr. Giussani, a documentary on the founder of Communion and Liberation which collects video-clips from several of his talks, and The Albacete Show, a video journey through the life and legacy of the amazing Lorenzo Albacete—priest, theologian, and former rocket scientist. Click here to view both exhibits.

The Sheen Center’s talkbacks are available for viewing on The Sheen Center’s Youtube Channel @SheenCenter and are broadcast live on our Facebook Page @SheenCenter. Follow us on both platforms to stay up to date on the most recent events. 

New York Encounter 2021: February 13

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture is proud to co-sponsor the 2021 New York Encounter, an annual three-day cultural event coming to you live this year from the heart of New York City, offering opportunities for education, dialogue, and friendship. This year’s theme is “When Reality Hits” and events will focus on topics that are breaking through the moral boundaries of our hearts and minds today. 

All New York Encounter 2021 events are live-streamed free at https://www.newyorkencounter.org. We have also provided links to upcoming events below. Simultaneous Spanish-language translation will be provided for all 2021 events.

Not by profit alone

Online conversation on rethinking work, business, and economy in a post-Covid world, with Raghuram Rajan, the Katherine Dusak Miller Professor of Finance, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Ratna Sahay, deputy director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund, and Stefano Zamagni, professor of Economics, University of Bologna and president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, moderated by Anujeet Sareen, portfolio manager, Brandywine Global.

The core of our humanity

An online dialogue on the Encounter theme with Paolo Carozza, professor of Law and Director of Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame and Charles Taylor, philosopher and professor emeritus, McGill University.

The faith of Fr. Giussani

Presentation of the exhibit on the Servant of God Msgr. Luigi Giussani, founder of Communion and Liberation, with Holly Peterson, high school principal and exhibit curator, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, and Barry Stohlman, entrepreneur and business manager

Defenseless?

A conversation on the power of big tech corporations, free information, and social media censorship with Matt Stoller, fellow at the Open Markets Institute, and Matthew Taibbi, author and journalist, moderated by Brandon Vaidyanathan, chair of the Department of Sociology, Catholic University of America

When you hit reality

A roast of 2020 with comedians Vince Fabra, Jeremy McLellan, and Tom Shillue and special guests

The Sheen Center’s talkbacks are available for viewing on The Sheen Center’s Youtube Channel @SheenCenter and are broadcast live on our Facebook Page @SheenCenter. Follow us on both platforms to stay up to date on the most recent events. 

New York Encounter 2021: February 14

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture is proud to co-sponsor the 2021 New York Encounter, an annual three-day cultural event coming to you live this year from the heart of New York City, offering opportunities for education, dialogue, and friendship. This year’s theme is “When Reality Hits” and events will focus on topics that are breaking through the moral boundaries of our hearts and minds today. 

All New York Encounter 2021 events are live-streamed free at https://www.newyorkencounter.org. We have also provided links to upcoming events below. Simultaneous Spanish-language translation will be provided for all 2021 events here.

When reality hits

A reflection on the Encounter theme by Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York

Why on Earth?

An online discussion on the “epidemic” of suicide and mental health issues in time of Covid with Aaron Kheriaty, professor of psychiatry, Irvine School of Medicine, University of California, Jeremy McLellan, comedian, and Mary Townsend, assistant professor of philosophy, St. John’s University, moderated by Margarita Mooney, associate professor of Congregational Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary

A desperate cry for justice

Seeking a truly human path to racial justice with Anika Prather, professor at Howard University, Eugene Rivers, Pentecostal minister, and Jacqueline Rivers, director of the Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies, moderated by Jonathan Liedl, journalist

Lessons learned

Online witnesses on education in time of Covid with Damian Bacich, professor of Ibero-American Literatures, San José’ State University, Peter Fields, Ph.D. candidate in physics, University of Chicago, Rev. Edwin Leahy,S.B., high school headmaster, and Michelle Ratti, teacher, moderated by Patrick Tomassi high school teacher.

“Hope always surprises me” (Charles Peguy)

Stories of new beginnings with Carolina Brito, K-8 school principal, Dustin Feddon, founder of Joseph House, Matthew Laracy, founder of the Magnificat Home, Juan Tapia-Mendoza, founder of Pediatrics 2000 and member of SOMOS Community Care, and Gabriel Tunage-Cooper member of Joseph House, followed by concluding remarks by Mikael Azurmendi, sociologist.

The Sheen Center’s talkbacks are available for viewing on The Sheen Center’s Youtube Channel @SheenCenter and are broadcast live on our Facebook Page @SheenCenter. Follow us on both platforms to stay up to date on the most recent events. 

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