This fall our fourth annual Business, Faith and the Common Good Symposium will be held Thursday October 5th, 12:30-5 in Harper Ballroom. The purpose of the symposium is to help us think about how faith and a pursuit of the common good can motivate and direct our business practices. We bring in business entrepreneurs and managers who share how faith and seeking the common good drive their business practices.
This is a public event and admission is free.
12:15 PM: Check-in and Networking
12:30 PM: Panel Discussion on “Good Goods”
1:30 PM: Panel Discussion on “Good Work”
3:00 PM: Keynote Address: “Good Wealth” by Charles Clark, St. John’s (NY)
4:15 PM: Reception
Our BFCGI Symposium Keynote Speaker this year is Charles Clark, who is Senior Fellow at the Vincentian Center for Church and Society and Professor of Economics at St. John’s University in New York. He speaks and writes frequently on the intersection of Catholic Social thought and economics, and has interests especially in the History of Economic Thought, Poverty and Income Inequality. In The Vocation of a Business Leader (2011) the concepts of “Good Goods” “Good Work” and “Good Wealth” are highlighted. This year our symposium will highlight all three, with “Good Wealth” being the topic of Dr. Clark’s keynote.
Key article: “What Can Economists Learn from Catholic Social Thought?”