Veritas Institute

Veritas Institute

The Higher Calling of the Entrepreneur

Tuesday, November 17, 5:00 PM

The SAIP Institute at the Opus College of Business and The John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas invite you a lecture and reception at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, in honor of José Ignacio Mariscal Torroella, president of UNIAPAC International. 
During this public lecture, The Higher Calling of the Entrepreneur, Mr. Mariscal will offer his unique insight into the intersection of international business, corporate responsibility, and Christian social thought, especially in light of the current economic situation.  Dr. Kenneth Goodpaster, holder of the Koch Endowed Chair of Business Ethics at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, will serve as respondent.
José Ignacio Mariscal Torroella is the current president of UNIAPAC International and its first Latino American president.  UNIAPAC is a federation of national associations for Christian business leaders.  It promotes a vision of corporate responsibility that is grounded in Christian social teaching and business practice which serves the individual human person and the common good of the world. 

An architect by profession, Mr. Mariscal graduated from the National School of Architecture.  He has an M.B.A. from Columbia University and he studied in the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. Mr. Mariscal is the former executive president of the Marhnos Group, which is dedicated to real estate development, franchises and construction.  He also is an advisor to such businesses as Bimbo Group, Posadas de Mexico and Clidra Group, among others.  He has served as president of the Mexican Institute of Christian Social Doctrine, USEM CD of Mexico and the USEM Confederation. 

The lecture will be held in Thornton Auditorium, University of St. Thomas Minneapolis Campus, 1000 LaSalle Ave.  The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Terrence Murphy Hall Founders’ Hall Atrium.

For more information, please contact Naomi Sack at or (651) 962-4293.

Event Details:
Tuesday, November 17, 5:00 PM

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
1000 LaSalle Ave
Thornton Auditorium
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Presented/Sponsored by The SAIP Institute at the Opus College of Business.