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"Globalization or Global Governance: Knowing Good from Bad in an Age of Economic Nationalism"

The advance of technology accompanied by the greater ease of travel has made the world, if not literally a smaller place, at least seem that way. This increasingly globalized and interconnected world seems to be one of the truisms of our time. Yet, there remain various questions about globalization and threats to it which undermine the development of a harmoniously integrated world. Debates about immigration, trade, and national identity and sovereignty demonstrate that the transition to a seamless, globalized world is not always easy nor considered desirable by some.

Is globalization and global governance good? Or is it bad? And how does the recent rise in economic nationalism affect us?

Join Rev. Robert Sirico, co-founder and president of Acton Institute, and other supporters and friends of Acton on May 2 at the Detroit Athletic Club, for lunch and a special keynote address titled, “Globalization or Global Governance: Knowing Good from Bad in an Age of Economic Nationalism”. There are plenty of great seats available. Be sure to reserve your VIP table of 8 today!

Rev. Robert A. Sirico is the president and co-founder of the Acton Institute and the pastor at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, both in Grand Rapids, MI. A regular writer and commentator on religious, political, economic, and social issues, Rev. Sirico's contributions have been carried by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Times, CNN, ABC, CBS, NPR, and the BBC, among others. In his recent book, Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy, Rev. Sirico shows how a free economy is not only the best way to meet society's material needs but also the surest protection of human dignity against government encroachment. Rev. Sirico holds dual American and Italian citizenship.

Event Details

Start Date

Location

Detroit Athletic Club
241 Madison Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
United States

Schedule

11:30am Registration Opens

12:00pm Luncheon and Program Begins

The Detroit Athletic Club maintains a business casual attire dress code. No denim material or jeans allowed.

Tickets

$600 Event Sponsorship (Table of 8 reserved VIP seats)

$50 Individual Ticket

$25 Student Ticket

2017 Detroit Luncheon Sponsors

GoSkipstone.com

Dr. Jack & Marilyn Hasley

Mersino Dewatering Inc.


Sponsorship opportunities are available. To secure your sponsorship, which includes VIP seating for your table of 8, please contact Nick Porter at nporter@acton.org or call 616.454.3080.

Parking

Directions & Parking

From the North
Take I-75 southbound to 375 into downtown. Keeping on the left side of the freeway take the Madison Avenue exit. Coming off the freeway at this exit, you will be heading west on Madison Avenue. At the 4th stoplight (3 blocks) turn right into the DAC Courtyard and the Randolph entrance (valet parking) or drive into the self-park garage.

From the West and Southwest
Take eastbound 696 or 94 to southbound I-75. Take I-75 southbound to the Madison Avenue exit, keeping on the left side of the freeway as you approach downtown Detroit. Coming off the freeway at this exit, you will be heading west on Madison Avenue. At the 4th stoplight (3 blocks) turn right into the DAC Courtyard and the Randolph entrance (valet parking) or drive into the self-park garage.

From the Windsor Tunnel Exit
Take Brush Street North 8 blocks to Madison Avenue. You'll see the Music Hall looming up as you drive north. Turn left at that corner and you'll see the DAC building on the right.

From the North and Northeast
Take westbound I-696 or I-94 to southbound I-75 then to I-375 into downtown. Keeping on the left side of the freeway take the Madison Avenue exit. Coming off the freeway at this exit, you will be heading west on Madison Avenue. At the 4th stoplight (3 blocks) turn right into the DAC Courtyard and the Randolph entrance (valet parking) or drive into the self-park garage.

From the Southbound Lodge Freeway (U.S. 10)
Exit left onto eastbound I-94, moving to the right for the exit to southbound I-75 and the Madison Avenue exit.

The People Mover
The Broadway station is a block away from the DAC. Important stops are Cobo Hall, Joe Louis Arena, the Financial District, Millender and Renaissance Centers and Greektown.

Parking

Parking is available at the Detroit Athletic Club parking ramp for $10 (cash only). Valet parking is also available for $12 (cash and credit accepted).