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    In October 2018, Brazilian professor Lucas Freire delivered the 18th annual Calihan Lecture here at the Acton Institute.

    Freire was the 2018 recipient of the Novak Award, a $15,000 grant that rewards those early in their academic career who can demonstrate the relationship between religion, economic freedom, and the free and virtuous society.

    Recipients of the Novak Award make a formal presentation at an annual public forum known as the Calihan Lecture.

    Freire’s lecture was part of an international two-day conference, “Crisis in the Public Square: A Response from the Kuyperian Tradition.” 

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