The Institute for Human Ecology invites you to our 2024 Saint Scholastica event, “Two Notions of Leisure: Resting in the Lord vs. Restless Consumption.” In a world where our attention is a highly marketable commodity, falling into a cycle of restless consumption can feel impossible to avoid. As Christians, developing a toolbox of virtue is the most crucial path to enjoying true leisure.
Join Dr. Paul Radich and Ms. Simone Rizkallah, experts in the concept of leisure as both a social and spiritual phenomenon, as they share their knowledge and tools for growing in this essential virtue.
About the speakers:
Dr. Paul Radich: Paul Radich is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at The Catholic University of America’s Busch School of Business. His areas of focus include virtue ethics, political economy, consumer behavior, education, and the role of meaning in fostering human flourishing. He received his doctorate from Catholic University, and two undergraduate degrees from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Radich was also recently named to the Ethics Committee of the American Marketing Association.
Ms. Simone Rizkallah: Simone Rizkallah is Special Advisor to the President of The Philos Project. As a first-generation American of Egyptian-Armenian descent, Ms. Rizkallah has a particular interest in matters of religious freedom, culture, and the Eastern roots of the Faith. Her graduate degree is in Theological Studies from Christendom College. Her undergraduate studies and professional background include marketing communications, media, radio, and theatre. Ms. Rizkallah is a frequent guest on Catholic Answers Live and a faculty member of the Avila Institute.
Paul RadichAssistant Professor of Marketing, The Catholic University of America
Simone RizkallahSpecial Advisor to the President, The Philos Project