Intellectual Encounters



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.


Even on weeks without a guest, students are welcome to a weekly tea from 3:00-5:00pm on most Friday afternoons held at the offices of The Morningside Institute.


Fall 2018


Dr.Mark Shiffman

Dr. Shiffman is chair of the interdisciplinary Department of Humanities at Villanova University, and will speak about his experience developing new ways of approaches the liberal arts in higher education.


Christopher White

Mr. White is a national correspondent for Crux and his writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer and Forbes. He will speak about reporting on religion and American politics.


Dr. Patrick Deneen

Dr. Deneen is professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. He will speak about his acclaimed new book, Why Liberalism Failed and the challenges facing democratic societies today.


Recent Guests 


Dr. Elizabeth Corey

Dr. Corey is director of the Honors Program at Baylor University.


Dr. Dan Mahoney

Dr. Mahoney is professor of Political Science at Assumption College. 


Rabbi David Novak

Rabbi Novak is professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.