A distinctive feature of the Klau Institute’s activities is its annual roundtable. Informed by the founding vision of Fr. Ted Hesburgh, the Klau Institute seeks to be a place where vigorous and frank conversations take place, and sometimes divergent perspectives meet to find common ground.
Each year a distinguished group of experts from a variety of disciplines convenes at Notre Dame to share their experience and imagination on pressing social issues. Taking the form of a closed-door discussion, lively interaction among leading thinkers and practitioners sparks new and creative ideas to advance fundamental human dignity. Each roundtable is accompanied by a public event that explores the issues discussed by the participants.