Quandaries at The King's University

Quandaries, a public lecture and podcast series at The King’s University, approaches contemporary moral dilemmas with wisdom in an age where we tend to react or withdraw too quickly. Each lecture, and accompanying podcast conversation, engages current issues and concerns, extending an invitation to be part of God’s story of renewal.

Hosted by Professor of Philosophy, Dr. Jeffrey Dudiak, Quandaries is about having moral conversations and tough dialogues well.


Live Events, First Tuesday of the Month


Refreshments and doors open: 7:00 p.m.
Q&A with guest speaker: 8:30 p.m.

Upcoming events:

Janet Wesselius, Quandaries

Quandaries: The Duty and the Danger of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

March 05, 2024
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
N102 - The King's University

EDI is now a common part of our public institutions; however, it is extraordinarily controversial. Some see it as a necessary corrective to injustice—both past and present—others see it as perpetuating inequality in a different form. It's hard to have a calm discussion: identity politics undergirding EDI initiatives heighten emotional responses to these situations. In this talk, we will try to untangle some of these issues.

Dr. Janet Wesselius is an alum of The King's University and Professor of Philosophy at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta. Her career includes serving as Associate Dean of Teaching, board chair of Citizens for Public Justice, and chair of the eco-justice committee at Kairos.

Archbishop Richard Smith, Quandaries

Quandaries: Hope & Dignity: A Catholic Response to MAID

April 02, 2024
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
N102 - The King's University

Archbishop Richard Smith is the seventh Archbishop of Edmonton and President of the Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories. He has taken the motto “Fiat Voluntas Tua” (Thy Will Be Done). Archbishop Smith is currently an adviser to the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute and is a member of the Catholic Organization for Life and Family.