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The Conference on Justice and Social Concerns provides our campus community with the opportunity to engage with issues of social justice, faith, and personal and communal responsibility to the common good.

In this two-day conference, experts in both academic and practical realms will come together to lead our campus in dialogue around issues challenging our community locally and globally. This year, the Greehey School of Business will host the conference.

Social Justice, Economic Equity and the Role of Business in Leading the Change

Feb. 27 and 28, 2019


All events will be held in the University Center, Conference Room A unless otherwise stated.

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019

9:20 a.m.
The Rev. Tim Eden, S.M., Ed.D., Vice President for Mission, St. Mary’s University

9:25 to 10:10 a.m.
Session I: Plenary
Purpose + Profit
Shannon Schuyler, Principal, Chief Purpose Officer and Corporate Responsibility Leader, PwC

10:20 to 11:10 a.m.
Session II
From Career to Calling: The Vocation of the Business Leader

  • Michael Naughton, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Catholic Studies, Koch Chair in Catholic Studies, Professor, University of St. Thomas
  • Andreas Widmer, Director of Entrepreneurship, School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America
  • Brian Engelland, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Professor of Marketing, School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America

Moderator: David Sommer, Ph.D., Charles E. Cheever Chair in Risk Management, Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University

1:45 to 3 p.m.
Session III
Beyond Compliance: Creating a Culture of Commitment to Justice and Leading by Example
Steve Prosser, Managing Director, Business Ethics and Compliance, Starbucks Coffee Company; and Jacqueline E. Brevard, J.D., LL.M., Senior Advisor, GEC Risk Advisory LLC

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

9:45 to 11 a.m.
Session IV: Plenary II
Sustainable Economic Development, Poverty Alleviation, and the Role of Business Schools in Creating a Better World

Courtney Klein, Co-Founder and CEO, SEED SPOT

11:10 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.
Session V
Balancing Cybersecurity Needs with Protection of Human Privacy: A Balancing Act?

Robert Butler, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Cyber Strategies LLC; and Angela C. Walch, J.D., Professor of Law, St. Mary’s University School of Law

2 to 3:15 p.m.
Session VI
Student Panel: Economic Equity and Diversity

Moderator: Alicia Cordoba Tait, D.M.A., Beirne Director of the Center for Catholic Studies, and Professor, St. Mary’s University

7 to 8 p.m.
Lin Great Speakers Series
An Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Alicia Robb, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Next Wave Impact

8 to 8:15 p.m.
Q&A Session

8:15 to 9 p.m.

University Center, Foyer

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