The Catholic University of America

Human Ecology: Integrating 125 Years of Catholic Social Doctrine

Presented by The Napa Institute and The Catholic University of America School of Business and Economics

March 16 – 18, 2016

Mary Eberstadt
Senior Fellow
Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC)


Mary Eberstadt is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. She is author of several books including How the West Really Lost God; Adam and Eve after the Pill; and Home-Alone America. Her 2010 work of fiction, The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism, published by Ignatius Press, has been turned into a stage-play by playwright Jeffrey Fiske (adaptor of The Screwtape Letters). The play will premiere in Catholic University's Hartke Theater at the invitation of President John Garvey and the Theater Department in Fall 2016, directed by Mr. Fiske.

Mrs. Eberstadt has written widely for journals and magazines, among them TIME, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, National Review, First Things, and the Weekly Standard. She is founder of the Kirkpatrick Society, a literary group that mentors several hundred women writers. In 2014, she gave the Commencement address at Seton Hall University and was awarded an honorary doctorate. Her next book will appear in 2016, published by HarperCollins, provisionally titled It's Dangerous to Believe. She is married to author Nicholas Eberstadt, and they have four children.