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International Conference on Catholic Social Thought in Business Education

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Eleventh International Conference on Catholic Social Thought in Business Education and Seventh Colloquium on Christian Humanism in Business and Society. John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought at the University of St. Thomas / Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas / AESE Business School Lisbon / and academic partners

The Future of Work: Human Dignity in an Era of Globalization and Autonomous Technology | AESE Business School, Lisbon, Portugal, June 25-27, 2020 |

Call for Papers Submission Deadline: November 15, 2019

Submit applications:

Answer: January 17, 2020

Registration Opens: February 1, 2020

Registration Closes: June 1, 2020

The world is changing, and human work is changing with it. We are in the midst of a “second globalization” where not only goods, services, and communications are global, but also the labor market. Technology continues to change the landscape and understanding of work today. Pope Francis reiterates that work is of fundamental importance for the dignity of the person. 

The way we shape business is crucial: business policies and practices can respect and promote human dignity, but they also can be detrimental, not only to the person that works but also to the ones that surround her. The present challenges go across all fields of applied business, governance, and management. Our conference will focus on the present challenges for the Christian vision of the human person and work.