The new masculinity
After several centuries of struggle for their dignity and rights, women are taking their rightful place. Men, however, have become the new "weaker sex", due to modifications promoted by radical feminism in their role and identity. María Calvo, professor of Law at the Carlos III University of Madrid and Master's Degree in Christianity and Contemporary Culture at the University of Navarra, reflects on this new masculinity, its causes and its consequences in society.
Cycle "Encounters", with Pablo Pérez López, Full Professor of Contemporary History
As Pablo Pérez López, Full Professor of Contemporary History and professor at Master's Degree in Christianity and Contemporary Culture, states, "Elizabeth II of England has been during her reign a figure of great solidity in times when society was losing firmness, accentuating the contrast that has made her stand out". After the death of the monarch and after 70 years preparing to accede to the throne, will Charles III's reign be as stable and popular as that of his mother? What does the future hold for this and other monarchies in a context of political, social and economic changes?
The art of looking: the transcendence of beauty, with Ricardo Piñero
Ricardo Piñero, Full Professor of Aesthetics and professor of Master's Degree in Christianity and Contemporary Culture, invites us to look at the essence of the human being and to discover his transcendence through the beauty of art.
Women, feminism and motherhood, with María Calvo
"Since the beginning of the feminist movements, women have gained in rights and lost in identity". So says María Calvo, professor of Master's Degree in Christianity and Contemporary Culture at the University of Navarra in her book "The Feminine Woman" (Rialp, 2022). In this meeting, the expert, one of the most recognized Spanish voices on femininity and masculinity, analyzes the problems that have made it difficult for women to freely make "the most important decision of their lives: motherhood".
Session on mental health and Education. Javier Cabanyes, Araceli del Pozo and Aquilino Polaino.
We live in a changing era, where the technological, social, family, work, etc. context is changing as never before. On many occasions this affects mental health, an issue that has been accentuated with the Covid-19 pandemic. How can we educate our children in this context? How is society today? Where are we heading? On the occasion of the publication of the book "Fragile. Salud mental y Education", written by a group of 37 experts in psychiatry, psychology, Philosophy, and marriage and family, was held the colloquium "¿Qué les pasa? Salud mental y Education", was held at the campus of the University of Navarra in Madrid.
"In Search of Freedom". meeting with Mariano Fazio, historian and philosopher.
What is the meaning of life? How to use freedom? Is it oriented to love? How to face pain? Is there anything after death? These are questions that human beings have asked themselves throughout the centuries and that, in some way, are addressed in the great classics of literature. From authors such as Molière and Shakespeare, among others, the historian and philosopher Mariano Fazio, auxiliary vicar of Opus Dei, addresses these and other questions in his latest book, "Freedom to love through the classics". The book was presented at the campus of the University of Navarra in Madrid, at the framework of the new Master's Degree in Christianity and Contemporary Culture.
Cycle "Encounters", with Javier Aranguren and Ricardo Calleja
Why live in society? out of fear? out of comfort? or is there perhaps a deeper reason? In the second session of the "Encuentros" series, organized by the University of Navarra and publishing house Rialp, with sponsorship of the IEISA Foundation, philosopher Javier Aranguren, author of the book "Sociales o salvajes. Five visions of a reality", analyzed, together with Ricardo Calleja, professor at IESE and Master's Degree in Christianity and Contemporary Culture, five major responses that justify Western social life in the 21st century.
Christianity and contemporary culture: can we wait?, with Gregorio Luri, Lupe de la Vallina and Ricardo Piñero.
On the occasion of the launching of the Master's Degree in Christianity and Contemporary Culture, Gregorio Luri, philosopher and educator; Lupe de la Vallina, photographer; and Ricardo Piñero, Full Professor of Aesthetics, reflect in a colloquium on the validity of the Christian message and its relationship with today's culture, the influence of Christianity in artistic manifestations or the search for beauty.
THE OSTRICH EFFECT
Today it is necessary to fight for normalcy - Ricardo Piñero
"Culture is always a two-way street: it is not only our creation; it is also a projection of who we are," says Ricardo Piñero, Full Professor of Aesthetics and Theory of the Arts at the University of Navarra. He is one of the promoters of Master's Degree in Christianity and Contemporary Culture, which has begun to be taught this year, and this week visit El Efecto Avestruz, the interview program of the association Catholic Propagandists (ACdP), to talk about the relationship between beauty, truth and faith.
Does God exist? Is it reasonable to believe? - Agustin Echavarria
Can we reach any knowledge about God through pure human reason? Agustín Echavarría is Senior Associate Professor of Metaphysics and Theodicy at the department of Philosophy of the University of Navarra, of which he is director since 2017. Today he sits in the armchair of 'The Ostrich Effect' to unravel, from the philosophical way, some deep mysteries that mark the relationship between us and God.
Society is doing without the father - María Calvo
"Today we are hungry for fathers", warns María Calvo Charro. The author of 'Paternidad robada' (Almuzara) or 'Regreso al futuro. La Education diferenciada en el siglo XXI' (Iustel) has spent years studying family issues, sexuality and Education. On the occasion of Saint Joseph's Day, Father's Day, he sits in the armchair of El Efecto Avestruz and warns against the erasure of masculinity and paternity.