Community Lecture Series’ final talk to focus on honor in entrepreneurship

Community Lecture Series
March 30, 2016

St. Augustine, Fla.— Flagler College’s Dr. Felix R. Livingston will explore the relationship between honor and entrepreneurship in the Community Lecture Series’ final talk for the academic year titled “What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Aristotle and Alexis de Tocqueville.” It will take place on Tuesday, April 12 at 10 a.m. in the college’s historic Solarium.

“Aristotle believed that living a good life and being happy entails understanding and achieving excellence in the practice of virtues associated with a desired end,” Livingston, professor and director of the college’s Honorable Entrepreneurship Program, said. His lecture will examine issues of justice, achievement, profit and social cooperation and their application to entrepreneurship. “Consumers benefit from the creation of new, improved, and less costly products and services, and a myriad of employment opportunities are available that make material items affordable and that facilitate pursuit of non-material ends. For honorable entrepreneurs, the roads to Aristotelian virtue and material success are the same.”

Livingston joined the faculty of Flagler College in 1999. The Honorable Entrepreneurship Program includes a minor that teaches students how to start and run a company honorably. A long-time advocate of entrepreneurship education, Livingston launched a nationally-recognized entrepreneurial studies program in Pennsylvania, and he was founding president of the Institution for World Capitalism, Inc. at Jacksonville University. He also served for three years as vice president and ambassador-at-large for The Foundation for Economic Education in New York. During this time, he traveled extensively to promote understanding of capitalism and entrepreneurship, and he created and managed an international network of more than 200 discussion clubs located in 43 states and 19 countries.

2016 marks the ninth anniversary of the Community Lecture Series, which was founded in 2007 to offer the local community an opportunity to explore topics covering arts, religion, politics, culture, history, economics and more with experts on the college faculty. This year’s theme is “The Education Conversation,” which focuses on the liberal arts as a foundation for the future and addresses questions about the value, employability and usefulness of a liberal arts education. Presenters examine outcomes in technology, business, the arts, communication and government through a liberal arts lens.

The programs take place monthly. Tickets are $5 per person for a single lecture, or $15 for four lectures. Active military personnel may attend at no charge. Lectures begin at 10 a.m. in the Ponce Hall Solarium at Flagler College, 74 King St. Reservations are not required. The lecture will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a coffee and pastry reception.

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If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Lynn Francisco at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three days’ notice.


Flagler College is a private, four-year comprehensive college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 32 majors, 44 minors and two pre-professional programs. Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus in Tallahassee, Fla. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagler as a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost. A Flagler education is less than half the cost of similar private colleges, and competitive with many state universities. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for its historic beauty. The centerpiece of the campus is the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a National Historic Landmark built in 1888 by railroad pioneer and Standard Oil co-founder Henry M. Flagler. For more on Flagler College, visit