An Evening with Daniel Hannan: Acton's 24th Annual Dinner

Last Year's Annual Dinner Recap


There is a discounted block of rooms available to dinner guests at the JW Marriott Hotel. To obtain your discount, mention Acton Institute while making your reservation.

Event Date: 
October 9, 2014 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

JW Marriott Grand Rapids
235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


6pm Registration & Reception
7pm Dinner

Black Tie Preferred

For more information, please contact Nick Porter at 616.454.3080 or

Keynote Speaker
Daniel Hannan
Author, Journalist & EU Parliament Member

Remarks By
Rev. Robert A. Sirico
President, Acton Institute

DANIEL HANNAN has represented South East England in the European Parliament since 1999. Hon. Hannan became an international sensation in March 2009, when a YouTube clip of his speech to then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown (United Kingdom) attracted 1.4 million views within 72 hours, making by far the most watched political clip in British history. A thoughtful and articulate spokesman for liberty, Hannan's writings have appeared in the Wall Street JournalAmerican Spectator, and Catholic Herald among others. He has written nearly a dozen books, including his latest, Inventing Freedom, which examines the contributions of the Anglosphere (or English-speaking nations) in inventing, expanding, and extending the principles of political liberty. He blogs regularly on important political and cultural issues at

REV. ROBERT A. SIRICO is the president and co-founder of the Acton Institute and the pastor at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, both in Grand Rapids, MI. A regular writer and commentator on religious, political, economic, and social issues, Rev. Sirico’s contributions have been carried by the New York TimesWall Street JournalForbesWashington Times, CNN, ABC, CBS, NPR, and the BBC, among others. In his recent book, Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy, Rev. Sirico shows how a free economy is not only the best way to meet society’s material needs but also the surest protection of human dignity against government encroachment.