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

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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

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 Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and an international professor of agriculture at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. He also holds professorships in the Departments of Economics and of Global Development, and is a fellow of the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability. He is co-editor-in-chief of the journal Food Policy, and has published over 300 publications. Professor Barrett is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and the African Association of Agricultural Economists. He has previously served as President of the Association of Christian Economics.