Please join Kris Alan Mauren, co-founder and executive director of the Acton Institute, and other supporters and friends of Acton on Wednesday, October 20 at the JW Marriott Houston by the Galleria, for lunch and a special keynote address by Samuel Gregg, D.Phil (Oxon) on "China: Enigma and Challenge for the World."

Once seen as moving to join the community of nations, China is now engaging in highly aggressive behavior, both domestically and internationally. Gregg will explore why this has happened, and discuss possible responses by the United States, international community, and the church to a rapidly changing set of political and economic circumstances.

Register now to save your spot at this popular event or become an official sponsor our Houston Luncheon.

Sponsoring a table is a great way to secure your own seat at the luncheon and introduce your friends and colleagues to Acton’s mission as well.

Table sponsorship benefits include:

  • reserved VIP seating for eight (8)
  • recognition in our printed program, at the event, and on Acton’s website

To reserve your table, register online or email or call 616.454.3080. 


Samuel Gregg, D.Phil (Oxon.)

Acton Institute

Research Director


Dr. Samuel Gregg is research director at the Acton Institute. He has written and spoken extensively on questions of political economy, economic history, ethics in finance, and natural law theory. He has an MA from the University of Melbourne, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in moral philosophy and political economy from the University of Oxford.

Gregg oversees Acton’s research program and team of scholars and is responsible for oversight of research international programing, including budgeting, management, personnel, publishing, and program development and implementation.

For more information on Gregg, click below.

Event Details

EVENT: Houston Luncheon


DATE: Wednesday, October 20, 2021



JW Marriott Houston by the Galleria

Harris, Hidalgo and Navarro Meeting Room

5150 Westheimer Rd

Houston, TX 77056



11:30 a.m. Registration Opens

12:00 p.m. Luncheon and Program Begins

1:30 p.m. Conclusion of Event



  • $650 Event Sponsorship (Table of 8 reserved VIP seats)
  • $50 Individual Ticket
  • $30 Student Ticket





Email us at or call 616.454.3080.