“Economy with a Truly Human Purpose” (Pope Francis): Is It Possible?

Saturday, January 14, 2017
10:00 am | Auditorium, ground floor


A discussion on Pope Francis' proposals for an integrally human economic development with Brian Grim, President, Religious Freedom and Business Foundation, Joseph Kaboski, Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame, Carolyn Woo, President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services,  and Paolo Carozza (moderator), Director of the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame

Economy and finance are one of the areas that are being perceived, from left to right, as increasingly disconnected from the real lives of real people. There is a widespread sense that no true economic development is possible if it is disjointed from broader concerns like justice, care for the environment, good education for all, and so on. Hence the relevance of Pope Francis’ appeal for a more integrally human economic development, which, however, must be understood well and applied in practice. Speakers will help to understand the Holy Father's suggestions, and also illustrate how they can help reshape both economic policies and business practices.

The event is sponsored by Kellogg Institute for International Studies - University of Notre Dame.