The Human Person, Economics, and Catholic Social Thought

Lecture Series

April 3, 2014


Assembly Hall

“The current financial crisis can make us overlook the fact that it originated in a profound human crisis: the denial of the primacy of the human person!” - Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium


The Human Person, Economics, and Catholic Social Thought is a panel discussion with

  • Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago
  • Mary Hirschfeld, Villanova University
  • F. Russell Hittinger, University of Tulsa
  • Rachel Kranton, Duke University


The human person is a contested terrain. Within the fields of Economics and Catholic Social Thought, each maintain distinct conceptions of and emphases on the human person that impact their respective diagnoses of contemporary crises and proposed solutions. Drawing together economists, bishops and scholars, this symposium will explore fundamental convergences and divergences in the conception of the human person in Economics and Catholic Social Thought.


Free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit or contact

Presented by the Lumen Christi Institute for Catholic Thought. Co-sponsored by The John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought & The International House Global Voices Program.

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