The Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center building (to be completed in summer of 2019) will sponsor various events for our students and the public, including seminars, bootcamps, debates and think tank meetings; it will also create whitepapers to guide policy decision-making.

The Batterman School of Business, soon to be housed in The Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center, has – at the core of its mission – to advance free-market and liberty principles across a diverse range of disciplines. We do this by fostering innovative ideas, critical debate and partnerships on campus and throughout the broader community. These dynamic programs allow us to equip and empower students to become tomorrow’s proponents of economic thinking, social and policy change, entrepreneurship, and flourishing in their communities.

Our current areas of focus are:

  • Healthcare economic policy, via our Remedium eXchange Think Tank (
  • Matters of economic and public policy, social justice and religious liberty, founded in principles of liberty that value the God-given talents and the dignity of individuals. Topics to be discussed via our Justice and Public Policy Forum

Upcoming events

Justice and Public Policy Forum

Speech, Liberty, and Academic Freedom at Private Universities

Implications of the recent McAdams v. Marquette Supreme Court Decision

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Universities are meant to provide a free exchange of ideas. Is free speech protected on University campuses as part of “academic freedom,” and if so – what kind of speech? Is it only liberal speech, only conservative speech, or both?

Tentative agenda
  • 4:30 pm: Dr. Cario (Provost): Welcome & prayer before dinner
  • 4:40-4:45: Dr. Ken Harris (Chair, Justice and Public Policy), Opening Remarks
  • 4:45 – 5:30 pm: Rick Esenberg and John McAdams: The McAdams v. Marquette Supreme Court case
  • 5:30 – 6:15 pm: Academic Panel Response (Drs. Tyler Watts and Russell Dawn, facilitated by Prof. Matt
  • Mac Kelly): Implications for Speech and Liberty Rights at Universities
  • 6:15 – 6:45 pm: Discussion and Networking

Location: Concordia Center for Environmental Stewardship
(12800 N Lake Shore Dr, Mequon, WI 53097)

Planned events (details forthcoming)

  1. Late November 2018: Tariffs and Trade Wars: Free Trade, Fair Trade or Both?
  2. Summer, 2019: Healthcare Economics Summit: Drug Price Inflation in Nontransparent Markets

Our events are designed to accomplish our vision of a flourishing and prosperous society that embraces free enterprise and liberty principles, promotes innovation, exemplifies open collaboration, and personifies Christian values.

For more information, contact Janet Mushall at

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