the Pverty Cure

Acton Institute & Regent University Present:

A consideration and discussion of the need to move away from thinking about the causes of poverty and move towards the real question: What causes wealth? How do people in the developing world create prosperity for their families and communities?

Charlie Self

Dr. Charlie Self

Empowered to Flourish

Dr. Charlie Self is an ordained Assemblies of God minister, professor, author and speaker. He is presently the Associate Professor of Church History and Director of the Ph.D. in Bible and Theology for the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri. Charlie is a Senior Advisor for the Acton Institute, a community of leaders devoted to the integration of Judeo-Christian truths with free-market economics.

Charlie has four earned degrees: BA (with college and major honors: Renaissance and Colonial/Revolutionary America), MA (Church and Social Change in Latin America) and a Ph.D. (Modern Europe - Belgian Protestantism) in History from the University of California Santa Cruz. He earned an MA in Philosophical and Systematic Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. Other studies include The Holocaust, Virtue Ethics and Apologetics.

Michael Miller

Mr. Michael Miller

The Poverty Cure: Can We Reimagine the Solution to Poverty?

Michael Matheson Miller is a Research Fellow at the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Miller has some ten years of international experience and has lived and traveled in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He has been published in The Washington Times, The Detroit News, The LA Daily News, Crisis and Real Clear Politics. He appears as an expert in three Zondervan DVD Series, Effective Stewardship, The Birth of Freedom, and Doing the Right Thing, a six part video series in ethics. His research interests include political economy, moral philosophy, economic development, and political theory.

Before coming to Acton, Miller spent three years at Ave Maria College of the Americas in Nicaragua where he taught philosophy and political science and was the chair of the philosophy and theology department. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame, has an M.A. from Nagoya University's Graduate School of International Development (Japan), an M.A. in philosophy from Franciscan University, and an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird (The American Graduate School of International Management). He is on the board of the Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project.

John Mulford

Dr. John Mulford

Extending God's Kingdom on Earth: Transforming Lives Through Impact Philanthropy and Kingdom Business

Dr. John Mulford serves as director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and professor in the School of Business & Leadership. He teaches international entrepreneurship and conducts research on social investing and best practices for growing kingdom businesses in developing countries.

Dr. Mulford's passion has been developing a comprehensive Christian worldview of business and equipping those called to business with the tools to glorify God in their work. He has a particular interest in seeing disadvantaged groups advance through entrepreneurial activity.

Dr. Mulford came to Regent University in 1982 as a founding faculty member in the School of Business. He served as dean of that school from 1990 to 2004. Before coming to Regent, Dr. Mulford conducted policy research at the Rand Corporation and served as vice president and senior economist at First Interstate Bank of California.