Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business
BB&T Center Educational Opportunities
These include programs for students in the classroom, faculty development and seminars on these topics, and public lectures.
Campus Lecture Series
The campus lecture series engage questions linking economics and the human condition. To demonstrate how such themes apply to and transcend typical political ideologies, we are offering lectures on both ends of the ideological spectrum. The fall lecture explored how assumptions about the human condition shaped Marx’s ideas behind communism. The spring lecture considers how such questions play into libertarian thought.
Marxism as Anti – A Christmas Carol
There is No Spirit World;
So there are No Eternal Ideals;
You Cannot Change Society by Appeals to them.
Presented by John Larrivee • Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 6–7:15 p.m. Knott Auditorium
What Does it Take to be Free? Why Libertarianism Needs Transcendence
Presented by Jay Richards, Catholic University of America • Thursday, Feb. 25 from 5:30–6:30 p.m. Laughlin Auditorium
The center fosters classroom discussions on the moral underpinnings of capitalist society, market processes, and the importance of corporate social responsibility.
Students read Ayn Rand’s book Atlas Shrugged and other writings on free enterprise, capitalism, and business ethics.