The Wheatley Institution Podcast contains lectures and conversations on the ideas that hold society together. From family to freedom of religion to ethics in business, learn the philosophical arguments for the virtues that are necessary to sustain and enhance society. The Wheatley Institution at Brigham Young University is dedicated to strengthening and preserving the core institutions of society by seeking powerful ideas which lead to practical solutions to real issues. Learn more at wheatley.byu.edu.
Bringing America Together
Arthur Brooks, outgoing president of the American Enterprise Institute believes that each American can root out contempt by proactively sharing warm-heartedness.
The Possibility and Limits of Interreligious Empathy
Catherine Cornille is the Newton College Alumnae Chair of Western Culture, at Boston College. In her presentation of the 2018 Truman G. Madsen Lecture on the Eternal Man, she discusses the need for but challenges of true interfaith dialogue based on empathy.
Religious Pluralism in a Secular World
Azza Karam of the UN Population Fund describes the fine line between supporting and patronizing religious actors across the world.
We Need Children Even More Than They Need Us
In this Round-table on the Family, Wheatley Fellow, Jenet Erickson Ph.D, tackles a unique perspective on children: instead of why do children need their parents, she looks at all of the positive ways parents are affected and transformed by their children. “This Splendid Inconvenience” 2007, “Young Astronomer” 2017, “Climbing Mother” 2014, “Choosing Everything” 2013, and “Concordia Inter Populum,” copyright Brian T. Kershisnik. Used with permission.
Distinguished Lecture in Ethics
Lee Bird, CEO and Chairman of the Board of the At Home Group shares stories and lessons of moral courage from a long and varied business career.
The Natural Family In Peril
Dr. Allan C. Carlson, Distinguished Visiting Professor of History at Hillsdale college and President Emeritus of both the Howard Center and the Rockford Institute, discusses the numerous destructive consequences of the dissolution of the traditional family in the last 50 years and what steps we can take in our communities and at a federal level to preserve the family, our nation's most vital institution.
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Some of the most inspirational speeches I’ve heard have been offered at the BYU Wheatley Institution. I have really enjoyed attending them on campus. However, since I’m a busy BYU student, I don’t often have the time to attend. With this podcast I can hear the speeches I thought I missed out on. Thank you so much for making this available in the Podcast app.