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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.

Upcoming Speakers:

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

Previous Speakers:

Richard J. Bolte, Jr.
Chairman and CEO, BDP International

Craig M. Lewis
Chief Economist and Dir. of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis,
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Joan E. Dubinsky
Chief Ethics Officer, United Nations

Ellen Hughes-Cromwick
Chief Economist, Ford Motor Company

Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly
Bishop, Diocese of Wilmington

Diane Rehm
Public Radio Talk Show Host, NPR

Matthew McKenna
Senior Vice President of Finance for PepsiCo

Joseph Robert
J.E. Robert Companies

The Honorable Robert W. Farrand
Foreign Service Officer

The Honorable Matthew McHugh

Captain Brian Rooney

Anthony Williams
Mayor, District of Columbia

John Allison
Retired Chairman and CEO, BB&T Corporation

Peggy Noonan
Author and Columnist, Wall Street Journal

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