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 series may also occasionally sponsor other events which touch upon the Center’s mission, including the role of civil society, the broad theme of human free rational action, and events which foster this reflection in other disciplines and the core.
The Challenge of Ayn Rand, The Consistent Materialist: If there is Nothing but Matter, There is no Moral Order of the Universe That Can Require a Person To Sacrifice for Another
Presented by John Larrivee • Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 6-7 p.m. 323 Knott Academic Center
Economic, Political, and Social Implications of Population Growth and Collapse in the 21st Century
Presented by Nicholas Eberstadt, American Enterprise Institute • Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 4-5 p.m. Knott Auditorium
From Veritas Symposium to the Veritas Curriculum: Themes of the Human Condition in Origins and Classical Philosophy.
Presented by Sean Lewis and Michael Miller • Wednesday, March 16, 6-7 p.m. Knott Auditorium
The Invisibility of Virtue: The Policy Challenge
Presented by Andrew Yuengert, Pepperdine University • Monday, April 25. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Laughlin 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
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
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.