Conference on the idea of the 'good company' will be held Oct. 5-7 in Rome

Conference on the idea of the ‘good company’ will be held Oct. 5-7 in Rome

The John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought of the Center for Catholic Studies is pleased to announce the upcoming conference, “The Good Company: Catholic Social Thought and Corporate Social Responsibility in Dialogue.”

The conference will be held on Oct. 5-7 at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Angelicum) in Rome. More than 200 participants from 36 countries will attend.  Presenters will examine the idea of the “good company” using the lenses provided by the corporate social responsibility movement and the Catholic social tradition.

Several members of the University of St. Thomas community will participate in the conference.  Dr. Ken Goodpaster (business), Dr. Douglas Jondle and Robert Shoemake (Center for Ethical Business Culture), and Robert Vischer (law) will present papers.  Dr. Jeanne Buckeye (business and Catholic studies), David Durenberger (National Institute of Health Policy), Dr. Robert Kennedy (Catholic studies) and Dean Maines (business) will chair sessions and Dr. Michael Naughton and Mary Kay O’Rourke from the John A. Ryan Institute are among the principal organizers of the conference.

Other sponsors of the conference include:

  • Facoltà di Scienze Sociali, Pontificia, Università San Tommaso (Angelicum), Rome, Italy
  • Ufficio Nazionale per i problemi sociali e il lavoro della CEI, Italy
  • University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • Economy of Communion of Focolare , Italy
  • Peter J. Tobin School of Business at St. John’s University, New York , N.Y., USA
  • The McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA
  • St. Thomas Institute of Religious Sciences, Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
  • The SAIP Institute at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn., USA
  • Center for Research for the Study of Catholic Social Doctrine, Sacred Heart Catholic University, Milan, Italy
  • Honorary sponsor: Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Vatican City

The conference schedule and other information are available on the John A. Ryan Institute Web page.  If you have questions about the conference, please contact Naughton or O’Rourke.