October 17, 2019
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Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, will address students at Catholic University’s Busch School of Business next month. 

Rubio will speak on “Human Dignity and the Purpose of Capitalism,” on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 9:30 a.m. in Maloney Hall’s Della Ratta Auditorium. The lecture will take place during a Vocation of Business class, a foundation class for every business student at CatholicU. Rubio published commentary in First Things this past August on the economy and dignity of work. 

In a recently released report, Rubio posits that underinvestment in America’s economy is driven by the consensus that the goal of business is to maximize financial return, leading to suffering on the part of the American worker and American industry. In his talk at CatholicU (as he does in his commentary), he will talk about how we might “build an economy that can better provide dignified work.”

A child of Cuban immigrants, Rubio is passionate about the American Dream because “I’ve lived it.” He visited Catholic University in 2014 to speak about the impact of eroded values on economic life

Although the lecture is taking place during a class, it is free and open to the Catholic University community. 

The lecture will be available via livestream.

MEDIA: To attend this event, reporters MUST contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at communications@cua.edu or 202-319-5600.