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Caring for our Common Home: Economics, Environment, & Catholic Social Thought

May 1920, 2016
International House at the University of Chicago
1414 E 59th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Archbishop Thomas G. WenskiArchbishop of Miami

Michael GreenstoneThe University of Chicago

Christopher BarrettCornell University

Mary Evelyn TuckerYale University

V. RamanathanThe University of California, San Diego

THURSDAY, MAY 19
The International House at The University of Chicago
 

Public Symposium
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, Archbishop of Miami
Christopher Barrett, Cornell University
Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale University
Michael Greenstone, The University of Chicago
V. Ramanathan, The University of California, San Diego
 

FRIDAY, MAY 20
The Hilton Chicago/Magnificent Mile Suites

SESSION I: The Current State of Environmental Degradation and its Impact on the Most Vulnerable
Richard Carson, The University of California, San Diego
Christopher Barrett, Cornell University
 

SESSION II: Catholic Social Teaching on the Environment
Jame Schaefer, Marquette University
David Cloutier, Mount St. Mary’s University
 

Session III: Practical Responses to the Problem
Geoffrey Heal, Columbia University
Mark Jacobsen, The University of California, San Diego
Bishop Richard Pates, Bishop of Des Moines

Archbishop Thomas Wenski was appointed Archbishop of Miami by Pope Benedict XVI on April 20, 2010 and was installed on June 1, 2010. He previously served as Bishop of Orlando (2004–2010), coadjutor bishop of Orlando (2003–04), and auxiliary bishop of Miami (1997–2003). He earned a B.A. in Philosophy (1972), and MDiv (1975), from the Boynton Beach Seminary and an M.A. in Sociology (1993) from Fordham University in New York.


Michael Greenstone is the Milton Friedman Professor in Economics, the College, and the Harris School, as well as the Director of the interdisciplinary Policy Institute at the University of Chicago Urban Labs. He previously served as Chief Economist for President Obama's Council of Economic Advisors, and is a former member of the Secretary of Energy's advisory board. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and an editor of the Journal of Political Economy


Christopher B. Barrett is the Deputy Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs of the College of Business, the Stephen B. & Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, an International Professor of Agriculture in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Cornell University. He has over 300 publications. He has served as President of the Association of Christian Economics.