Carl J. Schramm to Present 38th Annual Donald A. Giannella Memorial Lecture, October 16

Carl J. Schramm

Villanova University School of Law will hold its annual Donald A. Giannella Memorial Lecture on Thursday, October 16 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 101. Carl J. Schramm, University Professor at Syracuse University, will present on “Subsidiarity and Entrepreneurship.”

Schramm is an internationally recognized leader in entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth. Prior to joining the Syracuse faculty in 2012, he spent a decade as president of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The Kauffman Foundation grew into a global institution under his leadership, becoming the largest private funder of economic research related to growth and innovation. Schramm initiated many efforts in education, spearheading the Kauffman Campus Program at 17 universities and establishing the first charter school in the United States to be owned by a grant-making foundation.  

An entrepreneur himself, as well as economist and lawyer, Schramm founded and co-founded several successful companies in the health care, finance and information technology industries, including HCIA, Inc., Patient Choice Health Care and Greenspring Advisors.

Schramm holds a doctorate in labor economics and industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin, where he was both a Ford Foundation doctoral fellow and a New York State Regents Graduate fellow. He also holds a law degree from Georgetown University, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Le Moyne College.

About the Donald A. Giannella Memorial Lecture:

Through the generosity of Professor Giannella’s family, colleagues, Law School alumni and other friends, an endowed fund was established to honor the distinguished scholar and beloved educator who died in 1974. The lectureship brings a leading scholar to Villanova each year; the presented paper is subsequently published in the Villanova Law Review.