The Business of Social Justice
Pope Francis offers a harsh critique of modern capitalism–especially of the free market and laissez-faire economics. Join us on April 21 to explore the pope’s message about economic disparity and the means to address it from the perspective of business.
Gaël Giraud, S.J. profile →
Leading French Economist
Talk: “Pope Francis’ Integral Ecology: The Viewpoint of a Jesuit Economist”
Monsignor Michael M. Boland profile →
President and CEO, Catholic Charities of Chicago
Michael Schuck, PhD profile →
Professor of Theology, Loyola University Chicago
Kevin Stevens, Dean, Quinlan School of Business
Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., Chancellor, Loyola University Chicago
|Date||Thursday, April 21, 2016|
|Time||11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.|
|Location||Quinlan School of Business, 16 E. Pearson, Chicago
Schreiber Center, Wintrust Hall, Floor 9
Parking and directions →
|Tickets||$50 (including a $5 donation to support Quinlan scholarships). Free for Loyola students, faculty, and staff.|
Order of Program
|11:00 a.m.||Registration, buffet lunch, and networking|
|12:00 p.m.||Program begins promptly|
|1:30 p.m.||Event concludes|
About the Speakers
Agence Française de Développement
Gaël Giraud, S.J., is a leading French economist specializing in alternative measures of development, general equilibrium theory, game theory, finance, and energy issues. He served on the task force that prepared "Justice in the Global Economy: Building Sustainable and Inclusive Communities," a report to help Jesuits worldwide and the larger Ignatian family reflect on how economics can better respond to the needs of the poor and the environment.
Giraud also is a senior fellow researcher at the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) and at the University of Paris 1-Sorbonne Economic Center (CES). Within the Companies and Development (CODEV) in emerging countries research program, he ran several surveys (Nigeria, Indonesia, India) devoted to building an index measuring the quality of the social bond, which is viewed as an indicator of the quality of development.
Giraud was nominated for best young French economist by Le Monde/Le Cercle des économistes in 2009.
Catholic Charities of Chicago
Monsignor Michael M. Boland leads Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, which is one of the largest social service agencies in the Midwest, and one of the largest Catholic Charities organizations in the nation.
A businessman who worked in corporate America before following a call to the priesthood, Boland has grown Catholic Charities to an agency with 157 programs in 162 locations across Cook and Lake Counties, with more than 2,500 staff serving more than one million people each year. He is known for his bold vision to expand services, particularly in the areas of affordable housing, senior services, veterans services, and nutrition.
Loyola University Chicago
Michael Schuck's main research interests are Roman Catholic social thought with special attention to its history, variety, and relationship to other forms of social thought, ancient and modern. He has written on these and other more specific moral issues inside Roman Catholic social thought.
In addition to serving as a professor, he is currently co-director of the International Jesuit Ecology Project. He is the former director of the Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage.