Dec 10, 2012

BB&T Colloquium Series on Capitalism Presents

(Newport News, Va.) - The BB&T Colloquium Series on Capitalism will host the lecture “FDR: Architect of His Own House of Power,” with guest speaker Dr. Robert Higgs, Senior Fellow in Political Economy for the Independent Institute. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the David Student Union Ballroom, and is free and open to the public. No reservation is required.

Higgs is editor of the Institute’s quarterly journal The Independent Review. He received his PhD in economics from Johns Hopkins University, and he has taught at the University of Washington, Lafayette College, Seattle University and the University of Economics, Prague. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford and Stanford University, and a fellow for the Hoover Institution and the National Science Foundation. A contributor to numerous scholarly volumes, he is the author of more than 100 articles and reviews in academic journals.

About the BB&T Colloquium Series on Capitalism

Since 2006 the BB&T Colloquium Series on Capitalism has brought leading scholars in economics, political science and public policy to CNU to speak to students and the general public on current topics. These lectures and related events, which take place once a semester, often overlap with course material and provide students with rich opportunities to raise questions and engage experts face to face.

For more information, call (757) 594-7068.

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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