"Is the Commercial Society Compatible with Christian Humanism?" Lecture from Kishore Jayabalan

Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Time: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Contact: Stephanie Willis · smwillis@loyno.edu · 504-864-7028

Location: Miller Hall, Room 208

The Center for Spiritual Capital presents a lecture from Kishore Jayabalan, Director of the Istituto Acton.  The topic of his lecture will be "Is the Commercial Society Compatible with Christian Humanism?” 

Please join us for the lecture Wednesday, October 31st.  Refreshments will be served!!!

Kishore Jayabalan is the director of Istituto Acton, the Acton's Rome office.  Formerly, he worked for the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace as an analyst for environmental and disarmament issues and desk officer for English-speaking countries.  Kishore Jayabalan earned a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  In college, he was executive director of The Michigan Review and an economic policy intern for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  He worked as an international economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington, D.C. and then graduated with an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto. 

During his graduate studies, Kishore was baptized and received into the Roman Catholic Church by Pope John Paul II in Rome in 1996.  He later worked as a student campus minister at the university's Newman Centre, which led to his appointment to the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations in New York in 1997.  Two years later, he returned to Rome to work for the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.  Kishore became director of Istituto Acton in 2005 and organizes the institute's educational and outreach efforts in Rome and throughout Europe.


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