Veritas Institute

Veritas Institute

18th Annual Stakeholder Dialogue

Wednesday, May 11, 5:00 PM

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Ethics Education in Business and Law:
A Kind of Soulcraft?


soulcraft, n., An activity that is nourishing to the soul; particularly fulfilling work or other activity;
Something that shapes and modifies one's soul or core being. — Wiktionary


Matthew Crawford, philosopher, mechanic and best-selling author of Shop Class as Soulcraft - who also runs a motorcycle repair business in Richmond, Virginia -  is the featured speaker at the 2011 Stakeholder Dialogue. 

The dialogue will be moderated by Daryl Koehn, Ph.D., professor of ethics, Opus College of Business.

Commentaries will be offered by:

  • Michael J. Naughton, director of the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought and the Alan W. Moss Endowed Chair in Catholic Social Thought
  • Neil W. Hamilton, director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions and professor, St. Thomas School of Law

A Q&A period will follow the commentaries.

This event is free and open to the public, however advance registration is recommended to ensure we can accommodate all attendees.


Shop Class as Soulcraft was published in 2009 to great acclaim, including

  • New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2009
  • Vanity Fair Top Ten Book of 2009
  • Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2009
  • San Francisco Chronicle's Best Books of 2009
  • Christian Science Monitor's Best of 2009
  • Wall Street Journal Holiday Book Recommendation
  • Financial Times Editor's Choice
  • Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice
  • Winner of the Borders Original Voices Award for Nonfiction

Read more about  Matthew Crawford.

Learn more about the Stakeholder Dialogues.

Event Details:
Wednesday, May 11, 5:00 PM

Thornton Auditorium in Terrence Murphy Hall
University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis campus
1000 LaSalle Ave

Presented/Sponsored by The Annual Stakeholder Dialogue is sponsored by the Koch Endowed Chair in Business Ethics with collaboration from the SAIP Institute and the Center for Ethical Business Cultures at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business..

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