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Co-presented by the Harvard Catholic Center Graduate Students & Young Professionals


Thursday, November 16, 7 PM 

Student Lounge, Harvard Catholic Center, Harvard Square

September 21: Sofia Carozza

October 19: Dr. Thomas Heyne

November 16: Professor Jack L. Goldsmith

In this series, Harvard-affiliated scholars and scientists discuss how their Catholic faith has influenced their life choices, fields of research, teaching, and interactions with colleagues and students. 

Co-sponsored by the Society of Catholic Scientists

Sofia Carozza, PhD.

September 21: Sofia Carozza, a native of South Bend, Indiana, is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Human Network Initiative, Harvard Medical School. She uses computational modelling to study the role of adversity in the evolution and development of the human brain. Her research has been published in scientific journals such as Psychological Science. Her doctoral project at the University of Cambridge investigated the impact of abuse and neglect on structural brain networks. Sofia also holds an M.Phil. from Cambridge and a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame, where she studied neuroscience and theology and graduated as class valedictorian. She is the co-host of “The Pilgrim Soul,” a podcast exploring the presence of God in the Church, culture, and daily experience.

Dr. Thomas Heyne

October 19: Dr. Thomas Heyne serves as the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Lead in the Hospital Medicine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, and he has helped launch and run the Harvard Medical School Arts and Humanities Initiative. His teaching and research roles cross multiple disciplines, including the instruction of medical students and residents, numerous ultrasound courses around the globe, and lectures and publications in medicine, religion, ethics, and history. Currently, he is in his final year of formation to become a Permanent Deacon in the Archdiocese of Boston.

Professor Jack L. Goldsmith

November 16: Jack L. Goldsmith is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney General,  Office of Legal Counsel. He is the author, most recently, of After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency and In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, A Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth, as well as of other books and articles. Before coming to Harvard and prior to his government service, he taught at the University of Chicago Law School and at the University of Virginia. Professor Goldsmith holds a J.D. from Yale, and a B.A. and M.A. from Oxford. He clerked for Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Court of Appeals Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson, and Judge George Aldrich of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal.

This series is made possible through the support of grant #62372 from the John Templeton Foundation, “In Lumine: Promoting the Catholic Intellectual Tradition on Campuses Nationwide.” The opinions expressed in this event are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.

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