How can we mend a broken world? How should we seek justice? What is the good life?
The Veritas Forum helps students and faculty ask life's hardest questions. Many of the world's leading universities were founded to answer the big "why" questions. Our mission is to help them confront these questions anew. The first Veritas Forum was planned by students, faculty and chaplains at Harvard University in 1992. Since then, over 200 universities in North America and Europe have hosted over 2,000 Forums.
The Veritas Forum is committed to courageous conversations. We place the historic Christian faith in dialogue with other beliefs and invite participants from all backgrounds to pursue Truth together.
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Veritas presenters are professors from world-class universities, or other experts, who have thought deeply about how their work integrates with their worldview. Here are some examples of thought-provoking presenters.
Founder and Director of the Affective Computing Research Group
World-class pianist and professor of interpretive analysis
Curtis Institute of Music
Professor of Philosophy and the Rev. John A. O’Brien Collegiate…
Notre Dame University
Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Best-selling author and Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity
University of St. Andrews
New York Times best-selling author and pastor
Redeemer Presbyterian Church, NYC
Professor of Psychology
Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences
Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Washington University, St Louis
Professor of Mathematics and Philosophy of Science
Associate Professor of Political Science
Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
Veritas initiatives are supported by a diverse and international staff team, who work to serve and equip our partners.
Vice President of Media
Vice President of Development
Vice President of Asia
Faculty Development Director
Director of Forums
Augustine Collective Director
Sr. Digital Outreach and Social Media Content Producer
Project Manager for Veritas Media
Asia Program Manager
VFX Program Director
Augustine Collective Program Manager
Director of Development Communications
University Engagement Director
The strategic direction of The Veritas Forum is overseen by an innovative and experienced board.
Andrea McDaniel Smith
Kenneth P. Miller
Grace Chiang Nicolette
Annie Y. Tsai
Frequently Asked Questions
Find out more about The Veritas Forum.
What are Veritas Forums?
Veritas Forums are university events, planned by students, chaplains and professors, that invite participants from a range of beliefs to explore big questions and pursue Truth together.
What does Veritas mean?
Veritas is the Latin word for truth. The Veritas Forum was founded at Harvard University. Harvard's original university motto reads, "Veritas: christo et ecclesiae" which means, "Truth: for Christ and the church."
How can I start a Veritas Forum at my university?
If you are interested in starting a Veritas Forum at your university, please submit a contact request form to get further information.