Portsmouth Institute lectures and conversations provide an opportunity for students, faculty, and the broader community to engage fundamental questions related to politics, philosophy, education, ethics, literature, art, history, science, and more. Drawing on the rich tradition of Catholic intellectual thought spanning two millennia, Portsmouth Institute events promote leading thinkers whose ideas will influence American culture.

Lectures are hosted at the campuses of Portsmouth and St. Louis Abbeys, and at strategic locations throughout the two regions.