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Acton University 2018: June 19-22

AU 2017 schedule

June 20, 2017
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Arrival and Registration
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Opening Reception
6:00 PM
Dinner
7:00 PM
Evening Plenary: The Honorable Janice Rogers Brown
8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Hospitality
June 21, 2017
7:15 AM
Catholic Mass
7:15 AM
Protestant Prayer Service
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Breakfast
9:00 AM to 10:20 AM
Session 1
CORE Christian Vision of the Person and Society
ALUM East Meets West: Consumerism and Asceticism
ALUM Individual Rights and Social Justice
ALUM Judaism, the State, and the Idea of Limited Government
ALUM Private Charity: A Practitioner's View
ALUM Socially Responsible Investing
ALUM The Importance of Free Trade
ALUM Thomas Jefferson v. Alexander Hamilton
10:45 AM to 12:05 PM
Session 2
CORE Natural Law and Human Flourishing
ALUM Down-to-Earth Faith: C.S. Lewis’s Medieval Incarnational Wisdom
ALUM Ethics in Business: Beyond CSR
ALUM Getting Social Justice Right
ALUM Income and Inequality
ALUM Islam 101
ALUM Statism in Poor Countries: A Field Guide
ALUM The Entrepreneur: The Servant of the User
12:05 PM to 2:00 PM
Lunch Break
2:00 PM to 3:20 PM
Session 3
CORE Economic Way of Thinking
ALUM Accountable Entrepreneurship: A Wesleyan Understanding of the Connected Individual
ALUM From Paternalism to Partnership
ALUM James Davison Hunter's 'To Change the World'
ALUM Partnership Based Community Development
ALUM Technology and Markets: Medieval Times to Modernity
ALUM The Economic Thought of Sergei Bulgakov
ALUM We're All Dead: How J.M. Keynes - and His Critics - Went Wrong
3:45 PM to 5:05 PM
Session 4
CORE Government and the Free Society
ALUM 21st Century Catholic Social Thought
ALUM Church, City, and Urban Renewal
ALUM Crony Capitalism
ALUM Economics of Poverty
ALUM Marriage and Religious Liberty
ALUM St. Augustine and the City of Man
ALUM The Inspiration of the Declaration: What Calvin Coolidge's Views on Government and Faith Tell Us Today
ALUM The Social Vision of Abraham Kuyper
6:00 PM
Dinner
7:00 PM
Evening Plenary: Russell Moore
8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Hospitality
June 22, 2017
7:15 AM
Catholic Mass
7:15 AM
Protestant Prayer Service
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Breakfast
9:00 AM to 10:20 AM
Session 5
Art and Beauty: The Neglected Battle
Community and Economic Development
Entrepreneurial Vocation
Free-Market Thought: Austrian Economics
“Post-Consensus” Culture and Natural Law
Liberation Theology: An Introduction and Critique
Poverty in the Developing World
Responsible Journalism in a Free Society
Stewardship 101
The Sexual State and the Culture of Death
Work: Theology of Work
10:45 AM to 12:05 PM
Session 6
Benedict XVI and the Crisis of Europe
Catholic Social Teaching 101
Distributism: Theory and Critique
Globalization and Inequality
How to Understand and Critique Secularism
Introduction to Economic Demography
Introduction to Orthodox Social Thought
Is Graduate School the Next Step?
Judaism and Natural Law
Marriage Makes the Man
Progressivism: Theory and Critique
The Press and the U.S. Constitution
12:05 PM to 2:00 PM
Lunch Break
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Open Session
3:45 PM to 5:05 PM
Session 7
A Conservative Philosophy of Progress: Using Judaism to Rethink the Bible
Academic and Journal Publishing
Colson and Kuyper
Democracy and Development
Islam, Markets, and the Free Society
Luther and the Reformation of Vocation
Moral Imagination
The Austrian Tradition on Social and Economic Order
The Sanctification of Work
The Sexual State and the Ideology of Divorce
The Social Teaching of John Paul II
6:00 PM
Dinner
7:00 PM
Evening Plenary: "What does Christianity have to offer the poor?" (Panel Discussion)
8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Hospitality
June 23, 2017
7:15 AM
Catholic Mass
7:15 AM
Protestant Prayer Service
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Breakfast
9:00 AM to 10:20 AM
Session 8
Adam Smith, Markets, and Morality
Africa: New Pathways for Development
Creation and the Image of God
Cultural Critiques of Capitalism
Education and the Free Society
Jewish Conceptions of Human Creativity
Pitfalls of Government Intervention: Minimum Wage and Easy Credit
Social Justice, Government, and Society
The Opposing Impulses of Jacques Maritain and Alasdair MacIntyre
The Religious Problem with Religious Freedom
Theories of Race
10:45 AM to 12:05 PM
Session 9
Alexis de Tocqueville: Does Liberty Follow from Democracy?
Economics of Education
Faith and Work for Working Families
Free-Market Environmentalism
Literature and the Moral Imagination
Orthodoxy and Natural Law
Property Rights in the Old Testament I
Statesman: The Thought of Leo XIII
Strong Families, Prosperous States
The Church and Human Flourishing
The Preacher-Entrepreneur that Built a Nation
The Rise and Fall of the European Social Market
12:05 PM to 2:00 PM
Lunch Break
2:00 PM to 3:20 PM
Session 10
A Critical Comparison: Servant Leadership v. Steward Leadership
Abraham Kuyper, Leo XIII, and Modern Christian Social Thought
Climate Change: Science and Economics
Demographics and Civilizational Decline
Does the Free Economy Stifle a Culture of Beauty?
Edmund Burke and the Origins of Modern Conservatism
Jewish Non-Utopian Readings of the Bible and Human Nature
Latin America: New Pathways of Development
Philanthropy and Civil Society: An Ethic of Beneficence for the Modern Age
Religious Liberty: The Dawn of the First Amendment
The Centrality of the Family in Ancient Israel
Why Russell Kirk Matters
3:45 PM to 5:05 PM
Session 11
Entrepreneurial Culture: How it Supports Innovation
Envy and Its Discontents
Hope for the Inner City
John Locke’s Philosophy of Liberalism
New Institutional Economics
Personhood and Economics: Insights from Dostoyevsky
Property Rights in the Old Testament II
Second Thoughts: Newman on Political and Economic Liberty
The Benedict Option? What Should Christians Do in the Face of Political Persecution
The Legacy of Antonin Scalia
The Sexual State and the Gender Ideology
5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Closing Reception
6:00 PM
Dinner
7:00 PM
Evening Plenary: Rev. Robert A. Sirico
8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Hospitality