Presidential Lecture Series
The Presidential Lecture Series stimulates and enhances the intellectual and academic climate of the University. The Series features distinguished speakers who are invited on the basis of their expertise, accomplishments, and relevance to the University’s mission; in particular our four pillars of distinction: Faith, Discovery, Leadership, and Community.
Often, Mount students also enjoy the enriching opportunity to interact with the speakers in varied events prior to or following the lecture event. To continue to foster the University’s welcoming and inclusive environment, the lecture events are open to the general public as well as to the Mount community and alumni.
Reverend Robert Sirico, President and Co-Founder of the Acton Institute
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
The University Club, Washington, D.C.
Rev. Robert A. Sirico is the president and co-founder of the Acton Institute and the pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, both in Grand Rapids, Mich.
A regular writer and commentator on religious, political, economic, and social issues, Rev. Sirico’s contributions have been carried by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Washington Times, CNN, ABC, CBS, NPR, and the BBC, among others. In his recent book Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy, Rev. Sirico shows how a free economy is the best way to meet society’s material needs.
Sponsored by the BB&T Center for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Capitalism
Richard J. Bolte, Jr.
Craig M. Lewis
Joan E. Dubinsky
Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly
The Honorable Robert W. Farrand
The Honorable Matthew McHugh
Captain Brian Rooney