Social Justice Isn't What You Think It Is
Bradley Lecture by Michael Novak
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"Social justice" is one of the terms used most often in ethical and political discourse. It is also a term used with the least care. Michael Novak, the George Frederick Jewett Chair Emeritus at AEI, will discuss the origin, early development, and contemporary misuses of "social justice," and propose a return to its original meaning as a new virtue of association.
Agenda
5:15 p.m.
Registration

5:30
Introduction:
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Question and Answer

7:00
Adjournment and Wine and Cheese Reception
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Speaker Biography

Michael Novak, a theologian, author, and former US ambassador, is the George Frederick Jewett Chair Emeritus in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy at AEI and a visiting scholar at Ave Maria University. He is the 1994 recipient of the million-dollar Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. Mr. Novak has written twenty-six influential books on the philosophy and theology of culture, especially the essential elements of a free society. His writings have appeared in every major Western language, and in Bengali, Korean, and Japanese. Mr. Novak’s masterpiece, The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, was published underground in Poland in 1984; after 1989 in Czechoslovakia, Germany, China, Hungary, Bangladesh, and Korea; and many times in Latin America. His latest book is No One Sees God: The Dark Night of Atheists and Believers. For his work and influence, he has received many international awards. 

 

 
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Arthur C.
Brooks
  • Arthur C. Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He is also the Beth and Ravenel Curry Scholar in Free Enterprise at AEI.

    Immediately before joining AEI, Brooks was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government at Syracuse University, where he taught economics and social entrepreneurship.

    Brooks is the author of 10 books and hundreds of articles on topics including the role of government, fairness, economic opportunity, happiness, and the morality of free enterprise. His latest book, “The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise” (2012) was a New York Times bestseller. Among his earlier books are “Gross National Happiness” (2008), “Social Entrepreneurship” (2008), and “Who Really Cares” (2006). Before pursuing his work in public policy, Brooks spent 12 years as a classical musician in the United States and Spain.

    Brooks is a frequent guest on national television and radio talk shows and has been published widely in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

    Brooks has a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in policy analysis from RAND Graduate School. He also holds an M.A. in economics from Florida Atlantic University and a B.A. in economics from Thomas Edison State College.


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Michael
Novak
  • Michael Novak, a philosopher, theologian, and author, is the 1994 recipient of the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. He has been an emissary to the United Nations Human Rights Commission and to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe. He has written twenty-seven books on the philosophy and theology of culture, especially the essential elements of a free society. His latest book is No One Sees God: The Dark Night of Atheists and Believers (Doubleday, 2008).
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    Email: mnovak@aei.org
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