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The institute offers a variety of programs, including conferences, colloquia, and lectures:

Saint Anselm Conference
The Institute for Saint Anselm Studies holds a conference every three years. The Sixth Saint Anselm Conference will be held April 21-22, 2017. The call for papers will go out later this spring.

Metaphysics Colloquium
Inspired by Pope John Paul II who in his encyclical letter Fides et Ratio spoke concerning the need for continuing philosophical speculation in order to come to an understanding of the Catholic faith. The Metaphysics Colloquium invites philosophers and theologians from the New England area to discuss and debate issues in metaphysics with a view to offering the ecclesiastical and scholarly worlds insights and principles upon which to ground their work. The Saint Anselm Journal offers presentations given at previous colloquia.

The 2016 Metaphysics Colloquium will be June 8-9. Dr. Montague Brown of Saint Anselm College will present a paper exploring Thomas Aquinas's understanding of the resurrection of the body, and Dr. Michael Waddell, holder of the Edna and George McMahon Aquinas Chair in philosophy at Saint Mary's College, and Dr. Kevin Hughes, Chair of the Humanities Department at Villanova University, will offer responses.

The Saint Anselm Lecture
An annual lecture by a distinguished academician is held in celebration of the feast day of the college's patron saint. The lecture is open to all members of the college community as well as the general public.  

The 2016 Saint Anselm Lecture will be offered by Fr. Guy Mansini, OSB, of Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, on Wednesday, April 20, in the North Lounge, Cushing Center, at 7:00 in the evening. The title of his lecture is "The Contemporaneity of the Cur Deus Homo."

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