Capitalism & Society Lecture Series
The purpose of the Capitalism and Society lecture series is to invite dialogue between researchers, students and community members about institutions and policies that encourage and enhance human well-being. Each lecture contains a presentation by a visiting speaker and a session for questions and answers. Pizza and refreshments are provided by PCPE.
These events are free and open to the public.
Each lecture is recorded and shared on our website and YouTube channel. Videos are uploaded within one week of the event and can be accessed here.
How Free Enterprise Can Restore American Prosperity
presented by stephen moore
February 20 | AgCountry Auditorium | 4:00 p.m.
Stephen Moore is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, at The Heritage Foundation. He formerly wrote on the economy and public policy for The Wall Street Journal and was a member of The Journal's editorial board. Before joining The Wall Street Journal, he founded the Club for Growth and the Free Enterprise Fund. During the 2016 presidential election, Moore served as senior economic adviser to Donald Trump.
free movie screening
April 25 | Fargo Theatre | 7:00 p.m.
The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry — the business of doing good has never been better.Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change. Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore.
We are offering a free, public screening of this award-winning documentary. Joining us will be the film's directory, Michael Matheson Miller.
Inclusion for the Poor: Poverty, Charity, and Justice
presented by michael matheson miller
April 26 | AgCountry Auditorium | 4:30 p.m.
Michael Matheson Miller is a research fellow at the Acton Institute and the Director and Producer of the award-winning documentary, Poverty, Inc. With some ten years of international experience, Miller has lived and traveled in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He lectures internationally on such themes as political and social philosophy, economic development, ethics and entrepreneurship. Previously he was the Director of Media and the Director of Programs and International at the Acton Institute, and was the founding director of PovertyCure, which promotes entrepreneurial solutions to poverty in the developing world. Before joining the Acton Institute, he taught philosophy and political science at Ave Maria College in Nicaragua and was the chair of the philosophy and theology department.