Prince Nikolaus at University of Dallas Today!

University of Dallas 9-11am on Wednesday November 16.

Prince Nikolaus and Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein will visit the University of Dallas on Wednesday, Nov. 16, as part of a three-day stay in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The royal couple will be in Dallas to receive the 2011 Spirit of Thanks-Giving Award from the Thanks-Giving Foundation at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, during a brief ceremony at Thanks-Giving Square in downtown Dallas.

While at the University of Dallas, Prince Nikolaus will attend a seminar presented by the University’s Philosophy Department from 9-11 a.m. in the Gorman Faculty Lounge. During the seminar, students, faculty and staff will be invited to listen to and participate in a panel discussion of Pope Benedict XVI’s recent address to the German Parliament in which he contemplated whether it is possible to have a legal institution that has no religious grounding.

Following the panel discussion, the Prince, who is president of the International Academy of Philosophy and whose home country is predominantly Catholic, is expected to speak more generally about the situation of Christianity in contemporary Europe. The panel will consist of University of Dallas professors William Frank, Richard Dougherty and Brainard Cowan, as well as doctoral student Taylor Marshall.

In addition, the University will host an invitation-only luncheon attended by the Prince and Princess, as well as past and present members of the University of Dallas Board of Trustees, faculty, administrators, students and other constituents.

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