Professors' busy schedules and heavy workloads many times prevent students from spending much time with their teachers outside of the classroom setting. These casual meetings over tea and coffee help students chat with scholars and intellectuals about their academic interests, but also share in the advice or mentorship of accomplished individuals.
Mr. Cuadrado is a PhD student in the Department of Italian at Columbia University where his studies focus on early Italian literature. He will speak about the transition from undergraduate to graduate writing and how to turn undergrad course papers into conference presentations.
Dr. James Hankins
Dr. Hankins is a professor of History at Harvard University and expert on Italian Renaissance Humanism and the reception of Platonic thought. He will speak about the ideal of humanitas as a response to social discord and incivility.
Sohrab Ahmari & Mene Ukueberuwa
Mr. Ahmari is the op-ed editor of the New York Post and previously served as a columnist and editor with the Wall Street Journal opinion pages in New York and London.
Mr. Ukueberuwa is an assistant op-ed editor at the Wall Street Journal and has previously worked with City Journal and The New Criterion.
They will speak about the dynamics of opinion journalism and what it takes to write opinion pieces for major national newspapers.
Sr. Albert Marie Surmanski
Sr. Surmanski is a visiting assistant professor at the University of St. Thomas Houston and works on the thought of Albertus Magnus as well as medieval and patristic translations from Latin. She will speak on the role of women in the academy.