On October 19, 2006 the Acton Institute held the fifth of its conference series dedicated to Centessimus Annus at the Pontifical Urban University, entitled Centesimus Annus, Globalization and World Poverty. University professors, business persons, economists, missionaries, seminarians and journalists gathered and discussed the pillars of long-term economic development. Debate centered on why most international aid programs have failed and pointing out obstacles preventing developing countries from leveraging global commercial markets.
- Lord Brian Griffiths 
- Hon. Dr. Humberto Belli 
In the Press
- "Lord Brian Griffiths of Goldman Sachs on Globalization"  by Viktoria Somogyi, Catholic Online, 2006-11-17
- "The Sandinistas' Impact on Nicaragua"  by Viktoria Somogyi, Zenit News Agency, 2006-11-05
- "Development and Globalization"  by Lord Brian Griffiths and Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, Vatican Radio, 2006-10-24
- "Intervista" (Italiano)  by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, Vatican Radio, 2006-10-22