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4th International Colloquium on Christian Humanism in Economics and Business


4th International Colloquium on Christian Humanism in Economics and Business
April 20-21, 2015 Barcelona, Spain


Monday, April 20, 2015

8:15 - 9:00Registration
9:00 - 9:20Welcome and Introduction
• Jordi Canals, Dean of IESE Business School, University of Navarra
• Luís Romera, President, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross
• Domènec Melé and Martin Schlag, Co-Chairs of the Colloquium
9:20 - 9:45Opening Session: Pope Francis and a New Economic Mindset
 • Card. Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Holy See

Chair: Martin Schlag, Director, Market, Culture and Ethics Research Center, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross
9:45 - 11:00Plenary Session I: Toward a Christian Humanistic Management and Corporate Governance
 Corporate Governance from the Catholic Social Teaching Perspective

• Martijn Cremers, Professor of Finance, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame

Humanistic Management: A Catholic Social Teaching Perspective 

• Domènec Melé, Professor and Chair of Business Ethics, IESE Business School, University of Navarra 

Chair: Antonio Argandoña, Holder of the “la Caixa” Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance, IESE Business School, University of Navarra
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee-Break
11:30 - 12:45Plenary Session II: Leading Business with Christian Sense
 Christian Humanism of Positive Business

• LLoyd E. Sandelands, Professor of Management and Organization, Stephen M. Ross School of Business Administration, University of Michigan

Catholic Social Teaching and Management

• José M. Simone, Worldwide President of UNIAPAC (International Christian Union of Business Executives)

Chair: M. Nuria Chinchilla, Professor of Managing People in Organizations, IESE Business School, University of Navarra
13:00 - 14:15Lunch
14:30 - 16:30 Concurrent Sessions I
16:30 - 16:45Break
16:45 - 18:45  Concurrent Sessions II
19:00 - 20:30 (Off program, in Spanish) Presentation of the document “Vocation of the Business Leader”
20:30 - 22:30Departure for the Conference Dinner

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

9:00 - 10:15Plenary Session III: Christian Ethics and Business
 After Business Ethics: Christian and Interreligious Ethics in Business in a Globally Connected World

• Helen Alford, Professor and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Social Science, Director of the Master's Program in Management and Corporate Social Responsibility, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas

The Social Perspective of Christian Ethics: Challenges for Managing Business

• Clemens Sedmak, FD Maurice Professor of Moral and Social Theology in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King’s College

Chair: Maximilian B. Torres, Catholic University of America
10:15 - 10:45Coffee-Break
10:45 - 12:45Concurrent Sessions III
12:45 - 13:00Break
13:00 - 14:15Plenary Session IV: Christian Spirituality in Leadership
 Does Spirituality Matter in Leading Enterprises?

• Rafael Alvira, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Former Director of the Enterprise and Humanism Institute, University of Navarra

Christian-Based Servant Leadership in Business Organizations

• Mitchell J. Neubert, Professor and Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business, Department of Management, Hankamer School of Business

Chair: Juan Andrés Mercado, Professor of Applied Ethics, Vice-Director of the MCE Research Centre, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross
14:30 - 15:30Lunch and Farewell
15:30-18:00Optional Visit to Sagrada Familia


Domènec Melé
IESE Business School

  • +34 93 253 42 00

  • Deadlines

    November 30, 2014: Paper proposal
    March 31, 2015: Full paper submission