19th Century Reflections on Liberty and their Meaning for Today

Event Date: 
May 31, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Cassard Conference Room at the Waters Building
161 Ottawa Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Lecture Description:

The French and Industrial Revolutions created great social, political, and economic upheaval and challenges to religion and liberty.   In this lecture Michael Miller will examine some of the 19th century reaction to these challenges and discuss their importance for today.

About the Lecturer:

Michael Matheson Miller is the Director of Acton Media and a Research Fellow at the Acton Institute. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame, has an MA from Nagoya University's Graduate School of International Development (Japan), an MA in philosophy from Franciscan University, and an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird (The American Graduate School of International Management). Before coming to Acton, he spent three years at Ave Maria College of the Americas in Nicaragua where he taught philosophy and political science and was the chair of the philosophy and theology department. He has almost 10 years of international experience and has lived and traveled in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He has been published in the Washington Times, The Detroit News, The LA Daily News, and Crisis. His research interests include political economy, moral philosophy, economic development, and political theory.