Jan
17
10:00 am10:00

More Rights: The Right Answer?

A debate with Jennifer Nedelsky, Professor of Law, University of Toronto, and John Witte, Professor of Law, Emory University, moderated by Marta Cartabia, Justice of the Constitutional Court of Italy, on the relationship between the search for identity and the proliferation of new individual rights brought about by social changes and new technologies.

Jan
17
2:00 pm14:00

Hollywood and the Quest for the (Lost?) Self

A conversation with Armando Fumagalli, Director of the Master Program in Screenwriting and Production for TV and Cinema, the Catholic University of Milan, and Randall Wallace, screenwriter, on how the movie industry addresses the issue of identity.

Jan
17
3:30 pm15:30

The Emergence of the Human Face

A presentation with Martin Nowak, Professor of Biology and Mathematics, Harvard University. Moderated by Maria Teresa Landi, Senior Investigator at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), on to what degree evolution explains who we are.

Jan
17
5:30 pm17:30

Identity and the Challenge of Disability

A dialogue with Sean Cardinal O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, Timothy Shriver, Chairman of the Special Olympics, and Jean Vanier (on telecast), founder of L'Arche, on their discovery of human identity in their life long experience with people with disabilities.

Jan
18
9:00 am09:00

Holy Mass

Celebrated by Sean Cardinal O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, with the Choir of  Communion and Liberation.

Jan
18
2:00 pm14:00

Searching for the Human Face... Online

A conversation with Donna Freitas, author and lecturer, and Christian Smith, Wm. R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology, University of Notre Dame, on how social networks and virtual communities affect human identity.

Jan
18
3:30 pm15:30

How Can Education Bring Out the Human Face?

A discussion with Darren Burris, Director of Instruction, Boston Collegiate Chartered Schools, and John Waters, journalist, moderated by Fr. José Medina, U.S. coordinator of Communion and Liberation, on the future of education in the U.S.

Jan
18
5:30 pm17:30

In Search of a New Beginning

A talk by Julián Carrón, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, on the Catholic contribution to the quest of human identity in front of the challenges of our times.


Big Sound Juice
Jan
19
9:00 pm21:00

Big Sound Juice

  • Hammerstein Ballroom

Sunday, January 19. A musical celebration to end the New York Encounter weekend. A night dedicated to all NYE attendees and volunteers and to the joy of making music. Featuring the NYE House band and Saxophonist “Blue” Lou Marini.

Lost?
Jan
18
3:30 pm15:30

Lost?

  • Hammerstein Ballroom

A discussion on youth alienation and the need for education in the wake of the Newtown and Boston tragedies with Fr. José MEDINA, teacher and U.S. coordinator of Communion and Liberation, and Pedro NOGUERA, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, New York University.

Hoping Against Hope
Jan
18
10:00 am10:00

Hoping Against Hope

  • Hammerstein Ballroom

An eyewitness account by Fr. Samir Khalil SAMIR SJ, Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Saint Joseph, Beirut, about the current suffering and challenges of Christians in the Middle East, and the role of Christian people in overcoming hatred and division.