Jan Banas

Visit Dates: 2005-06, 2017-18

Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia

Research Interests
  • Philosophy
  • Free speech 
  • Cultural affairs

Ján Baňas served as Vice-dean for undergraduate and graduate studies in the Faculty of Arts and Letters. Professor Banas wrote his dissertation on the political philosophy of John Rawls, which he completed in 2010. Since then, he has published widely at the intersection of science and religion and has participated in international workshops on ethics, epistemology, religion, and political philosophy at The Civic Institute (Prague), The Newladegg Institute (Vienna), and St. Meinrad's Archabbey (Indiana). He is also a translator of philosophical works from English to Slovak. While at Notre Dame, Professor Banas worked on a book project entitled "A Philosophical Examination of Selected Challenges of the 'Post-' Era: Will Christianity be Forced Underground (Again)?". 

Visiting Scholar during 2005-2006 and 2017-2018 academic years.