Past Events

Arthur Brooks, Michael Gerson, and Jim Wallis at Wheaton College

We’ve done a lot that you may have missed!  For audio, video, and transcripts of our previous events, visit the links below:

◊ Purpose and Prosperity 2011 Conference with Arthur Brooks, Steve Hayward, Pete Wehner, Alex Brill, and others

◊ I Hope I Die Before I Get Old with Ron Sider, Jordan Ballor, Gideon Strauss, Jennifer Marshall, Jonathan Merritt, and Ryan Streeter

◊ A Priest, a Levite, and a Samaritan Walk Into a Bar with Shane Claiborne and Peter Greer

On October 28,2010, AEI president Arthur Brooks participated in a conversation with Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis on the question, “Does capitalism have a soul?”  The event was held on the campus of Wheaton College in front of 1200 students, faculty, and members of the community. View the full event online here.

Shane Claiborne speaks at AEI

◊ Expecting to Change the World: Millennials and Faithful Social Engagement with James Hunter

In September we hosted a discussion of the role of envy in economics,  featuring professor Victor Claar, AEI’s Emily Batman, and a young writer named Joseph Sunde.  Find full video and audio transcripts of the event here.  This event was also highlighted in the pages of the Washington Post!  Check out the Sunday Outlook.

Christian Charity and Public Action: What Social Justice Really Means with Anthony Bradley

Social Justice, Free Markets, and Evangelicals featuring Marvin Olasky

Is Capitalism Worth Saving? with the J. Dennis Hastert Center of Wheaton College

Imago Dei and the Fall: The Implications of Two Christian Doctrines for Economics with PJ Hill

Is Capitalism Worth Saving? featuring Arthur Brooks and Father Robert Sirico

Reviving Democratic Capitalism with the Centennial Institute of Colorado Christian University

Can Christians Be Capitalists? featuring Jay Richards

  • Just Thoughts

    The path he chose was a path going in the opposite direction of many his age, but he chose it with the same thirst for swift achievement. As soon as he reflected seriously on it, he was convinced and convicted of the existence of God and of the immortality of the soul, and at once he instinctively said to himself: 'I want to live for immortality with Him and I will accept no compromise.' -Dostoevsky, Brothers K