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Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought

Conferences and Research Seminars

Business Practitioners and Academics in Partnership

The Ryan Institute provides leading professionals and academics opportunities to reflect on a range of themes related to business, work, dignity and human flourishing grounded in the Catholic social tradition.

Seminar participants from around the world and from a variety of faith traditions come together for an introduction to foundational principles in Catholic social thought and an opportunity to explore how to apply them to their own research, teaching and professional life.

Our interdisciplinary lectures explore past and present economic ideas and systems, and examine issues at the intersection of international business, corporate responsibility and Christian social thought.

Other programming includes international conferences and an ongoing local lecture series on economics.

Cover with businessmen and St. Peter’s dome, the Vocation of the Business Leader published by Vatican and St. Thomas

Future of Work Webinar

JUNE 25-27, 2020

Our 2020 international conference adapted to a virtual setting, providing a timely and critical opportunity to explore the gifts and challenges of technology within a Christian vision of work and human dignity.

Research Library

Our library includes annotated bibliographies as well as other resources drawn from our conferences, seminars and lectures.

Future of Work: Human Dignity and Globalization

Focused on the present challenges for the Christian vision of the human person and work in light of the "second globalization" of technology changing the landscape and our understanding of labor.

Economics Bibliography
Technology Bibliography

Building Institutions for the Common Good

Engaging the purpose and practice of business in an inclusive economy so a growing number of people can participate in the market economy and finance in an equitable, stable and sustainable way.

Common Good Annotated Bibliography

Prosperity, Poverty and the Purpose of Business

Research that acknowledges the complexity of poverty and explores various paths taken to create successful relationships between prosperity, poverty and business.

Prosperity, Poverty and the Purpose of Business Annotated Bibliography

Respect in Action: Subsidiarity in Business

Fostering a leadership style that promotes integral development of the human person and the common good to create sustainable conditions that ensure success for companies and their stakeholders.

Respect in Action Annotated Bibliography

Ryan Institute Research Fellows

Portrait of Ryan Fellow Jeanne Buckeye Opus College of Business professor
Portrait of Ryan Fellow Kenneth Goodpaster
Portrait of Ryan Fellow Robert Kennedy
Portrait of Ryan Fellow T. Dean Maines
Portrait of Ryan Fellow Susan Marsnik
Portrait of Ryan Fellow Rosemarie Monge
Portrait of Ryan Fellow Brian Shapiro
Portrait of Ryan Fellow Peter Klasvogt
Portrait of Ryan Fellow Ann Marie Klein