October 26, 2017

Catholic University welcomes 15 outstanding senior level undergraduate students from across the country to campus this Saturday

(Washington, D.C.) Fifteen outstanding undergraduate students from across the country will come to The Catholic University of America on Saturday, October 28, for the first of four sessions in the newly established Röpke-Wojtyła Fellowship.

The Röpke-Wojtyła Fellowship, sponsored by the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship at the Busch School of Business and Economics, brings students together with University scholars and challenges them to take up the project of defending and rebuilding a free and moral society in the midst of our time’s social and political tensions. The program takes its name from Wilhelm Röpke’s humane approach to economics, and from the rich anthropology of Karol Wojtyla (later to become St. John Paul II).

This first-ever cohort of students comes from 11 different colleges and universities, and they are pursuing degrees in an array of different disciplines, including economics, philosophy, Catholic studies, engineering, and many others. These future Catholic intellectuals and business leaders are bound together by their interest in the moral and economic defense of genuine human liberty and the free enterprise system.

This will be the first of four seminars to be held this academic year. Faculty participants in the first colloquium will include Röpke-Wojtyła Fellowship founder Frederic Sautet; Assistant Professor of Economics Catherine Pakaluk; Visiting Scholar John McNerney; and Ciocca Center Director Andreas Widmer.

Inquiries should be directed to Frederic Sautet, director of the Röpke-Wojtyła Fellowship, at sautet@cua.edu or Candace McTeer Mottice, associate director of the Röpke-Wojtyła Fellowship, at mcteer@cua.edu  

ABOUT: The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church and the only higher education institution founded by the U.S. bishops. Established in 1887 as a papally chartered graduate and research center, the University comprises 12 schools and 29 research facilities and is home to 3,480 undergraduate and 3,041 graduate students.

The Busch School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America serves to provide thought-leading undergraduate- and graduate-level education and scholarship in business and economics, informed by the Catholic social principles of human dignity, solidarity, subsidiarity, and the common good.


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