For Immediate Release March 4, 2009
Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634
The Nassau Community College Center for Catholic Studies Presents "Catholicism and Economics: Democratic Socialist, Democratic Capitalist and Distributist Options"
Garden City, NY The Nassau Community College Center for Catholic Studies, in conjunction with the New York Regional Chapter of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, is proud to convene a conference on the topic of Catholicism and economics. The conference will take place on Saturday, April 4 at 11:30 a.m. in the College Center Building.
The conference will address the issue of the compatibility of the Catholic vision with three economic systems: “democratic socialism,” “democratic capitalism” and “distributism” through scholarly presentations, intellectual exchanges and summary statements and will conclude with a reflection on “solidarism.”
Representing the democratic socialist option will be Dr. Charles M.A. Clark, an economics and finance professor at the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John's University in Jamaica, New York. The democratic capitalist option will be represented by Michael Novak, the George Frederick Jewett Chair in Religion, Philosophy and Public Policy at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. Author Thomas Storck, a member of the editorial board of the "Chesterton Review" and the Society for Distributism will represent the distributist option. The final reflection will be provided by Dr. Steven M. Krason, Esq., Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. The conference will also include brief tributes to three recently deceased nationally prominent Catholic scholars: Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., of Fordham University; Monsignor Michael Wrenn of Dunwoodie Seminary; and Father Richard J. Neuhas, longtime editor of "First Things" magazine.
This event is free and open to the public, but requires both registration and a parking permit. To register and receive a permit, contact the NCC Office of Lifelong Learning at 516.572.7472.