Community, Equality, and the Individual

Event Date: 
July 27, 2011 - 12:00pm

Waters Building
161 Ottawa Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


There is renewed concern about the loss of community in the United States and its effects on the economy, civil society and the family. In this lecture Michael Miller examines some of the reasons for the loss of community and the tensions between different visions of how to restore community. The lecture includes themes of individualism, authority, centralization, and the role of markets.

Short bio of the speaker

Michael 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.