Guest Lecture Topics by Ismael Hernandez

Ismael Hernandez, is president of the Freedom & Virtue Institute, an organization dedicated to the promotion of the ideas of liberty, faith, and self-reliance. Ismael is a regular lecturer with the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has spoken at Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, the Foundation for Economic Education and many other organizations. He is a regular speaker at service clubs around the country and is the author of the acclaimed book Not Tragically Colored: Freedom, Personhood, and the Renewal of Black America. He is a noted expert on questions of effectively serving the poor and race relations.

Lecture Topics

The Seven Principles of Effective Compassion

In serving others we must place especial attention to certain principles. Yet, people often go from “the heart” to “the muscle.” We tend to have an emotional attachment to the idea of helping and obviate the need for an intelligent assessment of the real needs of the poor. This lecture offers an opportunity to transcend that difficulty.

A Journey to America

This lecture is a very personal account of Ismael’s journey away from the ideas of Marxism and the discovery of a new way of looking at the human person and social processes. Coming to America became a transformative endeavor that Ismael recounts vividly.

Hope for the Inner City

Can there be hope for a seemly hopeless situation in the inner cities of our country? Can we find ways to help the poor while uplifting their dignity? Hope for the Inner City is a lecture offering an opportunity to find out!

Theories of Race

Racial antagonism seems to be engulfing our nation. Is there a way to think clearly about this seminal problem? Learn the various theories and models of race relations in America and discover a path toward healing.

Subsidiarity and Sphere Sovereignty

Can we learn principles of social justice without the politically-tainted concept of redistribution and the idea of class struggle? The Christian tradition offers a great opportunity to engage the questions of today and learn principles that can help us better approach the role of government in society and the proper place of basic communities within the structures of society.

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