Making a Life, Not Just a Living
The Center for Catholic Studies and the Micah Institute for Business and Economics present "A Conversation with Mr. Gene Ahner on “Making a Life, Not Just a Living - Business is a Human Science."
Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
McNulty Hall Amphitheater, Seton Hall University
In today's economic climate, how can individuals move from viewing business as more than the moral exhortations of “do not lie, cheat or steal” and “give generously to good causes whenever possible”? To survive, effective businessmen and women need to make more than a living; business needs to be understood as a vocation, giving a deeper meaning to activities that take up so much of tour time, talent and energy.
Mr. Gene Ahner is the Director of Human Resources at Wells Gardner Electronics Corp., and teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Wells Gardner Electronics Corp., located in Chicago, is a company that manufactures, markets and distributes CRT and LCD video displays around the world. Mr. Ahner has been in the field of human resources for over thirty years. At the Catholic Theological Union, he teaches a variety of courses, including “Living the Moral Life” and “A Free Market Economy, Ethics and Globalization.” He is the author of Business Ethics: Making a Life, Not Just a Living (Orbis Books, 2007). Mr. Ahner is currently a participant in a Lilly funded grant to develop an inter-denominational program that world better prepare students of ministry to address the issues of “the Christian's calling in the world.” Mr. Ahner is a long standing member of the Annual Bernard Lonergan Workshop at Boston College.
"Making a Life, Not Just a Living” is co-sponsored by Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice, the Pontifical Organization founded by Pope John Paul II.
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