Jan 07, 2010

BB&T Hosts Dr. Russell Roberts

(Newport News, Va.) - CNU's BB&T Colloquium Series on Capitalism will present its first lecture of the spring semester on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at 4:00 p.m.  The lecture by Dr. Russell Roberts, professor of economics at George Mason University, is titled: “Capitalism After the Crisis.”  It will be held in the Ferguson Center for the Arts Music & Theatre Hall. BB&T Colloquium Series events are free and open to the public.  No reservation is required.

Dr. Roberts is also the J. Fish and Lillian F. Smith Distinguished Scholar at the Mercatus Center and a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.  His latest book is The Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity (Princeton University Press, 2008). He is also the author of The Invisible Heart: An Economic  Romance (MIT Press, 2001) and The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism (Prentice Hall, 3rd ed., 2006).  Roberts is a frequent commentator on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered," and has written for both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.  

For more information regarding the series contact BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism Dr. Michelle A. Vachris at (757) 594-7719.


A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small classes as well as an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor. For more information about CNU and its programs,
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A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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