Robert Spitzer, SJ
“A Hermeneutic on Pope Francis’ Views on Markets, Sustainability, and Innovation”
Fr. Spitzer is president and co-founder of the Magis Center, whose mission is to restore, reconstruct, and revitalize belief in: God, the transcendent dignity of every person, the significance of virtue, the higher levels of happiness, love and freedom, and the real presence of Jesus Christ. Fr. Spitzer was President of Gonzaga University from 1998 to 2009. While president, he significantly increased the programs and curricula in faith, ethics, service, and leadership, and led the efforts to build 20 new facilities, increased the student population by 75%, and raised more than $200 million for scholarships and capital projects. He has made many TV appearances including: Larry King Live, the Today Show, The History Channel in “God and The Universe,” a multiple part PBS series “Closer to the Truth,” and the Hugh Hewitt Show.