Come learn—in three topical sessions—how Liberty, when coupled with Virtue, produces a flourishing society; and, how business and free markets can be a positive force for empowering people and addressing social needs.

The Business School is excited to host our first annual Liberty, Virtue & Economics Summit in partnership with Acton Institute and Concordia University Irvine.

The Liberty, Virtue and Economics Summit will address these questions.

  • What’s a better solution to poverty, socialism or capitalism?
  • Should we have free trade or tariffs?
  • Is there a moral and biblical foundation for business?

Come learn—in three topical sessions—how Liberty, when coupled with Virtues, produces a flourishing society; and, how business and free markets can be a positive force for empowering people and addressing social needs.

The event is sponsored by the Acton Institute and will be held in the new Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center.

Cost to Attend:

  • Entire event = $200 ($50 for Acton members; free for students & faculty); includes two lunches - save $40 by registering for the whole event!
  • Each session = $80 ($25 for Acton members; free for students & faculty); includes 1 lunch

Sessions:

  • Thursday, September 19, 10am-5pm (Session 1)
    • How entrepreneurialism & capitalism address poverty with dignity. Fr. Robert Sirico, President of Acton Institute will be the opening keynote speaker on this first day.
  • Friday, September 20, 9am-5pm (Session 2 & 3)
    • The pros and cons of limiting free markets - tariffs vs. free trade
    • Biblical and moral foundations for business and free markets

Please click here to register for this event.