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Annual Gavitt Lecture

Friday, 04 November, 2022

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at SLU will hold its annual Gavitt Lecture on Friday November 4, 2022 at 4PM in the Pere Marquette Gallery.  This year's lecture, An Accountable Society in the Renaissance: Humanism and Finance in Golden Age Holland will feature Jacob Soll.  

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Annual Lecture began in 1993 with Jaroslav Pelikan of Yale University and has since featured distinguished scholars from universities across the world. In 2020, the lecture was named in memory of the CMRS's founding director, Philip Gavitt.

Jacob Soll is University Professor and Professor of Philosophy, History, and Accounting at the University of Southern California. His books include: Publishing “The Prince,” The Information Master, The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations, and Free Market: The History of an Idea. Soll has been awarded numerous prestigious prizes including the MacArthur “Genius Prize” Fellowship. He is both a regular contributor to publications like the New York Times, Politico, and the Boston Globe and a policy advisor, including recent work with the Greek government, the European Commission, and the Prime Minister of Spain.He is now a noted independent public spokesperson for government transparency, international financial standards and professional accounting ethics as an advisor at the Kazarian Foundation.