Northwestern College senior to attend conference in Washington, D.C.

Connor Shaull, a Northwestern College senior history and political science major from Sioux Falls, S.D., has been invited to attend the Values and Capitalism Summer Conference June 10–12 in Washington, D.C.

The two-day seminar will be attended by students and academic allies from Christian colleges and universities throughout the country. This year, American Enterprise Institute scholars, journalists and other leaders will explore key public policy issues surrounding the 2016 presidential election, as well as questions of faith, work and economics.

To attend the conference, Shaull was required to fill out an application and secure a nomination from a member of Northwestern’s faculty. The application included short answer questions and an essay elaborating on how faith can play into economics and public policy. Dr. Dan Young, professor of political science and department chair at Northwestern, recommended Shaull.

“I hope that by attending the conference, I will learn more ways Christians can promote God’s love and redeeming kingdom through public policy in specific regards to economics with a focus on capitalism,” says Shaull. “It will be a wonderful opportunity to represent Northwestern and interact with other college students in discussing and hearing about contemporary public policies.”

In addition to serving as a member of Northwestern’s Campus Ministry Team, Honors Program and a student ambassador, Shaull has also served as the Student Government Association’s president. He is the son of Randy and Mari Shaull of Sioux Falls.

Values and Capitalism is an initiative at the American Enterprise Institute that seeks to advance the case for the morality of democratic capitalism on campus, with a goal of reaching Christian college students.