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Theologian Michael Novak to speak Sept. 16

by Dennis Brown

September 12, 2005

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Theologian and author Michael Novak will discuss his book “Business as a Calling” at 4 p.m. Friday (Sept. 16) in the Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

The director of social and political studies at the American Enterprise Institute, Novak also is the institute’s George Frederick Jewett Scholar in Religion and Public Policy. He is the author of 24 books on the philosophy and theology of culture and received the $1 million Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion in 1994. He was the Welch Visiting Professor of American Studies at Notre Dame in 1987-88 and also has taught at Harvard, Stanford and Syracuse Universities and the State University of New York.

Novak twice served as ambassador of the U.S. delegation to the U.N. Human Rights Commission in Geneva in 1981 and 1982 and was U.S. ambassador to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe in 1986.

Novak’s talk is part of the O’Brien-Smith Visiting Scholars Program and is sponsored by Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, Center for Ethics and Culture, and Jacques Maritain Center.

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Contact: Jill Calderone, Dean’s office, Mendoza College of Business, 574-631-3277