Beauty: A path to dialogue between believers and non-believers
Discern Annual Lecture 2008 by Prof. Peter Serracino Inglott
Discern Annual Lecture 2008 by Prof. Peter Serraccino Inglott
Serracino-Inglott studied at the then Royal University of Malta (BA 1951-1955), Campion Hall, Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar (MA 1955-1958), the Institut Catholique de Paris (BD cum laude 1958-1960) and the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Ph.D. 1960-1963) with a thesis on Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.
Serracino Inglott was professor of aesthetics at the Instituto Internazionale di Arte e Liturgia at Milan, visiting professor at Panthéon-Assas University (1989–1990), UNESCO Fellow at the Open University, UK (1978) and guest lecturer at the universities of Cincinnati, Milan (Cattolica), Venice (Ca Foscari), Palermo and the College of Europe at Bruges (1989, 1990).
He was conferred honorary doctorates by Brunel University in the United Kingdom, Luther College, Iowa and the International Maritime Organization's International Maritime Law Institute. He was also honoured by the French, Italian, Portuguese and Maltese governments respectively with the Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur (1990), Cavaliere di Gran Croce of the Ordine al Merito (1995), Gra-Cruz da Ordam (1995) and Companion of the Order of Merit (Malta) (1995).
Serracino Inglott was an advisor to the former Prime Minister of Malta, Eddie Fenech Adami (1987–1996, 1998–2004). He was one of three Maltese representatives at the Convention on the Future of Europe presided by Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, contributing to various aspects of the debate at the Convention ranging from proposed amendments to include a reference to Europe's Christian traditions to procedural proposals to streamline the EU's decision-making process. He was one of the founder members of the Today Public Policy Institute.