The Ethics and Public Policy Center’s Dr. Mary Rice Hasson will deliver a talk titled “Is the Fight Against Gender Ideology ‘Reality’s Last Stand?’” at Christendom College on Monday, November 8. A frequent writer, speaker, and nationally regarded expert on women and gender ideology, Hasson’s talk will launch Christendom’s Major Speakers Program for the 2021-22 academic year.

Hasson is the Kate O’Beirne Fellow in Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the director of the Catholic Women’s Forum — a network of Catholic professional women and scholars that seeks to amplify the voice of Catholic women in support of human dignity. An expert on topics related to women, faith, culture, sexual morality and gender ideology, Hasson is a consultant to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth. She leads the Person and Identity Project (PIP) at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, helping to equip Catholics and Catholic institutions to promote an authentic understanding of the human person and to counter gender ideology. She has also been a keynote speaker for the Holy See to the United Nations.

An attorney and public policy expert, Hasson is the author of numerous books on Catholic education and has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Public Discourse, and The Federalist. She and her husband are the parents of seven and were the recipients of the 2015 Saint John Paul II Award for the New Evangelization.

Christendom College’s Major Speaker Program is an important aspect of the academic life at the college, offering the students and community an opportunity for cultural, intellectual, and spiritual enrichment beyond the classroom. The program offers students the opportunity to gain greater insights and depth of understanding of important issues, and to interact personally with a wide range of men and women who are shapers and critics of our society.

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