On April 1st, 2011, the Institute of American Economy and Transatlantic Relations together with the Polish-American Foundation for Economic Research and Education organized a guest lecture by Dr. Samula Gregg under the title: "The Spirit of Capitalism: Why Weber Was Wrong About the Commercial Society". Students of the Lazarski University participated in the lecture on the writings of Max Weber and the perception of the crisis by capitalism in the face of the recent financial crisis.
Dr. Samuel Gregg is director of the expert team at the Acton Institute, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He deals, both as a lecturer and journalist, with issues of political economy, history and economy, as well as the problem of ethics in the area of finance and law. He received his MA in Political Philosophy from the University of Melbourne, and a PhD in Moral Philosophy and Political Economy from the University of Oxford, where he studied under Prof. John Finnis. He is the author of a number of books, including his award-winning The Commercial Society (2007), The Modern Papacy (2009), and Wilhelm Röpke's Political Economy (2010). His articles have also been published in numerous scientific journals and newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal Europe, Washington Times, Australian Financial Review, and Business Review Weekly.