This annual lecture series is the keystone of the Center's lecture events.
The inaugural John B. Levert, Jr. Lecture was given in 2009 by Professor James Stoner, Chair of Political Science at LSU.
Even before forming the Center for Spiritual Capital, the College of Business has been committed to exploring the relationship of business and spirituality, and held an annual business ethics lecture series.
In the 2002-03 academic year, the College of Business invited Father Robert Sirico and Michael Novak, two speakers who understand the relationship between academia, the religious world, and the business community, to speak on the ethical underpinnings of entrepreneurship. Sirico is co-founder and president of the Acton Insitute for the Study of Religion and Liberty; Novak is perhaps the most prominent Catholic public intellectual in the U.S. today.
In the 2003-04 academic year, the College hosted lectures on ethical leadership by Chris Lowney, a former Jesuit and the Managing Director at J. P. Morgan (as well as author of Heroic Leadership: Best Practices From A 450-year-old Company That Changed The World) and the late Father Robert John Neuhaus, editor of First Things. In addition, in a separate lecture series, the Loyola Institute for Ministry presented a lecture on Christianity and Capitalism by interim university president Rev. William Byron, S.J.
Other previous speakers in the business ethics lecture series by the College of Business included Ted Malloch, Alexei Marcoux, John Hasnas, Lori Ryan, Robert Bradley, Ian Maitland, and Angelo Petroni.