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Tom mentioned this in a comment a few weeks ago; here is the official announcement.

Nassau Community College Center for Catholic Studies Presents a Conference:

Catholicism and Economics: Democratic Socialist, Democratic Capitalist, and Distributist Options

The Nassau Community College Center for Catholic Studies, in conjunction with the New York Regional Chapter of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, is proud to convene a conference on the topic of “Catholicism and Economics.” The conference will be held on Saturday, April 4th, 2009 at the College Center Building of Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York, from 11:30 A.M. through to 4:30 P.M. The conference will centrally address the issue of the compatibility of the Catholic vision with three economic systems: “democratic socialism,” “democratic capitalism,” and “distributism” through a series of scholarly presentations, intellectual exchanges, and summary statements and will conclude with a final reflection on the conference from the perspective of Heinrich Pesch and “solidarism.”

Representing the Democratic Socialist option will be Dr. Charles M.A. Clark , a Professor in the Department of Economics and Finance, Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University in Jamica, Queens, New York. Representing the Democratic Capitalist option will be Michael Novak, the George Frederick Jewett Chair in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy at the American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C. Representing the Distributist Option will be Thomas Storck, author and member of the Editorial Board of the Chesterton Review and the Society for Distributism. Providing the final reflection will be Dr. Stephen M. Krason, Esq., Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.

The conference also includes brief tributes to the careers of three recently deceased and nationally prominent Catholic scholars. Monsignor Robert Batule of the Seminary of Immaculate Conception will speak on the academic contributions of the late Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., of Fordham University. Monsignor George P. Graham, Ph.D., President of the New York Regional Chapter of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, will talk about the career of the late Monsignor Michael Wrenn of Dunwoodie Seminary. Michael Novak of the American Enterprise Institute with speak on the intellectual achievements of the late Father Richard J. Neuhaus, long time Editor of First Things magazine.

While the event is free of any charge, registration and a parking permit are required. All attendees must register by contacting the Nassau Community College Office of Life Long Learning, 1 Education Drive, Garden City, New York, 11530, phone 1-516-572-7472. The Office of Life Long Learning will mail you registration material and a one-day parking permit. Attendees should be aware that failure to display a permit on the inside window ledge of your vehicle or otherwise parking illegally could result in a parking ticket being issued. Those in need of directions to the College Center Building or otherwise lost on campus can contact the Office of Public Safety at 1-516-572-7100.

Maclin Horton (for Thomas Storck)

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