Acton University 2019, which will take place June 18-21 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, features a powerful lineup of evening speakers. Mari- Ann Kelam, former member of the Estonian Parliament, Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at National Review, and Deltan Martinazzo Dallagnol, Attorney of the Federal Public Ministry of Brazil, will join Rev. Sirico in addressing attendees from all over the world. Last year, over 1,000 leaders, educators and students, representing over 80 countries from many faith traditions, attended Acton University.
Mari-Ann Kelam was raised in the United States by Estonian parents who survived World War II only to find their homeland occupied by the Soviet Union. She grew up with an acute appreciation for the Estonian language, culture and people and served as vice president of the Estonian American National Council during the last years of the Soviet Empire. In this role, she lobbied Congress and U.S. presidents on behalf of the Baltic nations and Estonian prisoners of conscience held in the USSR. She is still active in Estonian and European politics today.
Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor at National Review and a fellow at the National Review Institute. A best-selling author, he has a nationally syndicated column that appears regularly in over 100 newspapers across the U.S. He is also the founding editor of National Review Online.
A Harvard-trained attorney, Deltan Martinazzo Dallagnol gained international attention as the lead prosecutor in Operation Car Wash, one of the largest corruption probes in Latin American history. The Car Wash investigation implicated four former presidents and dozens of congressmen and high-profile businessmen in Brazil. Dallagnol’s team was responsible for reaching agreements to recover more than three billion dollars.
Acton University 2019 will feature over 110 courses and over 70 teaching experts in their fields. To apply to and find out more about Acton University, visit the AU website.