In December 2012, Monsignor Cesar Pasini, prefect of the Biblioteca Aposatolica Vaticana in Rome, and one of the world's foremost scholars on Saint Ambrose of Milan, visited St. Ambrose University and presented a public lecture on "Progressing with Freedom Toward Humility: Images and Thoughts of Ambrose of Milan." Read more at Vatican Librarian.
In April 2012, the Academy presented "Cultural Tradition and Religious Innovation in Saint Ambrose," a symposium focused on the quite contemporary question of Religious Freedom vs. the role of the State in social affairs. Dr. Cristiana Sogno of Fordham University presented the keynote address on the Altar of Victory controversy, which established Ambrose as a leading figure in the rapid transformation of Roman culture. Read more at Spring 2012 Colloquium.