- E.J. Dionne, syndicated columnist Washington Post, columnist for Commonweal, and professor at Georgetown University
- John Dilulio, professor of political science, University of Pennsylvania, and first director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
- John McGreevy, I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, author of Catholicism and American Freedom: A History and Parish Boundaries: The Catholic Encounter with Race in the Twentieth Century Urban North
- Robert Putnam, professor of public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, author of Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community and, with David Campbell, American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us
- Moderator: David Campbell, director of Notre Dame’s Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy and John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Political Science
Free and open to the public; reception following.
This event is sponsored by the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, the College of Arts and Letters, and the Giles Family Fund in American Studies and Journalism.