New York Encounter 2018: "The Fundamental Economic Resource: The Human Person"

New York Encounter

A Kellogg-sponsored panel. For more information about the conference visit the New York Encounter 2018 page. View the full program, or visit the event page.

A discussion on the relationship between integral human development and economy with:

  • Christopher B. Barrett, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management and International Professor of Agriculture, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and Professor of Economics and Deputy Dean, College of Business, Cornell University, and Former Kellogg Distinguished Research Affiliate
  • Sara Sievers, Associate Dean for Policy and Practice, Keough School of Global Affairs, and Kellogg Faculty Fellow
  • Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi, Secretary, Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

"Desire is like the spark with which an engine gets started. Every human action is born from this phenomenon, from this dynamism which constitutes man. It’s desire that turns on 'man’s engine.' As a consequence, he starts looking for bread and water, for work, for a woman; he looks for a more comfortable armchair and a better house. He starts getting interested in the fact that some people have more than others, he looks at the fact that some people are treated in a certain way and he’s not, precisely because of the increase of these stimuli he has within himself and that the Bible calls heart." – Fr. Luigi Giussani