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Theodore Pauls
Department Chair
Email: tpauls@wju.edu
Phone: 304-243-2313


WJU Institute for the Study of Capitalism and Morality


John Maynard Keynes: A vision for the future or a ghost from the past?

Richard M. Ebeling, a BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel, will present a public lecture on Monday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the NTTC Auditorium. More

Reforming Capitalism

Mark Lance, Ph.D., professor of Philosophy and Justice and Peace will present a public lecture titled "Commodification Incarnate: What capitalism has made of us, and the potential for change" Thursday, April 25 on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit University. More

Is Capitalism Moral? A Conversation on Self-Interest

C. Bradley Thompson, BB&T Research Professor in the Department of Political Science at Clemson University and the Executive Director of the Clemson Institute for the Study Capitalism, presented a talk titled, "Self-Interest Rightly Understood" on Thursday, March 21, 2013.

The 2012 Election: Where Do We Go from Here?

Wheeling Jesuit University in conjunction with the Institute of Capitalism and Morality (ISCM) will host a panel discussion reflecting on the American election process and outcomes entitled "The 2012 Election: Where Do We Go from Here?" More

Professor to Speak on Virtuous Entrepreneurship at WJU

Rockford College Professor, Stephen Hicks, will present a public lecture on the virtuous entrepreneur at Wheeling Jesuit University on Wednesday, October 10. View lecture

Business Expert to be Featured in Wheeling Jesuit's Distinguished Speaker's Program

"Business Heroes in Fact & Fiction," will be the topic of a presentation by Dr. Edwin Locke, guest speaker from the University of Maryland, at the next Wheeling Jesuit Distinguished Speaker's Program. The talk is open to the public and will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 18 at Wheeling Jesuit University's National Technology Transfer Center auditorium. More

Expert on Energy & Natural Resources is Next Speaker in Distinguished Speaker's Program

"Striking the Energy -- Environmental Balance" will be the topic of a presentation by Patrick J. McCormick III '77, Republican Special Counsel to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate. More View PPT Presentation

Capitalism Series Featuring Professional Trainer & Consultant Andy Gillette

"Principled Entrepreneurship in the Firm" will be the topic of a business presentation at Wheeling Jesuit University at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5. The second event in the Institute for the Study of Capitalism and Morality (ISCM) 2011 Distinguished Speaker's Program, this presentation will focus on Market-Based Management, a management philosophy that has enabled one of the most successful companies in the world, Koch Industries, to flourish over the past 40 years. More

Business Professor William Kline Opens Distinguished Speaker's Program

"Business IS Ethics" will be the topic of a public presentation at Wheeling Jesuit University at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3. The first event in the Institute for the Study of Capitalism and Morality (ISCM) 2011 Distinguished Speaker's Program, the talk will be delivered by Dr. William Kline, from the University of Illinois at Springfield. The program will take place in the National Technology Transfer Center auditorium. More   View Filmed Lecture


The Institute was founded in the spring of 2006 as a result of a generous gift from the BB&T Charitable Foundation and is dedicated to an examination of all aspects of capitalism and the promotion of  an in-depth examination of a free society.  The Wheeling Jesuit University Institute for the Study of Capitalism and Morality will sponsor a series of programs ( including lectures, seminars  and undergraduate courses) to advance its mission of providing  a deeper understanding of the moral, legal and economic foundations of such free society   The Institute will support the growth and development of teaching and research and also establish a forum for differing opinions to promote  an enhanced appreciation of the concept, operation and effects of a Capitalistic system by engaging students,  the broader Wheeling Jesuit community and the community at large in programs and activities designed  to stimulate discussion of these important topics. The Wheeling Jesuit Institute will promote activities which foster an all-inclusive discussion on such topics as:

 
  • The moral structure of a free society.
  • The role of government in a capitalistic society.
  • The relationship between government and the individual
  • The relationship between intellectual and economic freedom.
  • The various philosophies of Capitalism and economic development
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