Ethics and Economics Symposium
Friday, October 28, 2022
Skutt Student Center Rooms 104 and 105
Free and Open to the Public
Co-sponsored by the John C. Kenefick Faculty Chair in the Humanities and the Kingfisher Institute for the Liberal Arts and Professions
Session 1: 9:30 a.m.
Dr. Samuel Chambers, Professor and Chair of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, will make the first presentation, “What is a Stablecoin?” (A Stablecoin is any cryptocurrency designed to have a relatively stable price, typically through being pegged to a commodity or currency or having its supply regulated by an algorithm.) Dr. Patrick Murray, John C. Kenefick Faculty Chair in the Humanities, and Dr. Tracy Leavelle, Director of the Kingfisher Institute for the Liberal Arts and Professions will welcome all to the symposium. Dr. Leavelle will chair this session.
Session 2: 11:00 a.m.
Fr. Nicholas Santos, S. J., rector of the Creighton University Jesuit Community and Associate Professor of Marketing and Management in the Heider College of Business, will lead the session with a presentation of “An Inspirational Paradigm for Jesuit Business Education,” the white paper by a working group of the International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU). Fr. Santos serves on the international working group that has developed this white paper. Dr. Sarah Walker, Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and Professor of Marketing and Management, and Dr. Richard Miller, Professor of Theology, will be panelists.
Session 3: 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Jeanne Schuler and Dr. Patrick Murray, of the Philosophy Department, will give a joint presentation “Why Wealth is a Poor Concept,” based on a chapter from their book manuscript False Moves in Philosophy and Social Theory. Dr. Michael Thomas, Associate Professor of Economics and Finance in the Heider College of Business, will offer a commentary. Professor Victoria J. Haneman, Frank J. Kellegher Professor of Trusts & Estates in the School of Law, will chair this session.
Session 4: 3:30 p.m.
The final session will be a panel on theological, philosophical, and business perspectives on ethics and economics. The panel will include a presentation on relevant Catholic Social Teaching by Dr. Daniel DiLeo, moral theologian and Director of the Justice and Peace Studies Program. Dr. Andrew B. Gustafson, Professor of Business Ethics and Society and Executive Director of the International Society of Business Ethics, will make a presentation. Dr. Anne Ozar, Department of Philosophy, will serve as Chair.
For more information, please contact Dr. Patrick Murray, John C. Kenefick Faculty Chair in the Humanities, at firstname.lastname@example.org.