Brian Wesbury Announced as Presidential Scholar
“Financial Crisis, Wealth & The Future”
NEW YORK, February 13, 2012—The King’s College is pleased to announce that economist Brian Wesbury will be visiting our campus in New York City as part of our Presidential Scholars Program. He will be in residence at King’s for one week, beginning February 13.
The Presidential Scholars Program brings some of today’s finest thinkers to our Empire State Building campus. In New York, Scholars will speak to our students, work with our faculty, and defend ideas about God, limited government, and free enterprise in an increasingly combative public square.
“Our nation is embroiled in many crises that are—at their roots—intellectual, moral, and spiritual. We need statesmen and stateswomen who will defend timeless truths against the aggression of the new atheism and the radical secularism that we see in society today,” said Dinesh D’Souza, President of The King’s College.
Mr. Wesbury’s topic at King’s will be “Financial Crisis, Wealth & The Future.” His lectures—many of which will be filmed and put online—will explore the causes of financial crises, the strength and weaknesses of America’s market economy , the role of the Federal Reserve, and the future of our economy.
Mr. Wesbury is Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors L.P., a financial services firm based in Wheaton, Illinois. He began his career at Harris Bank in Chicago, and has also worked as Vice President and Economist for the Chicago Corporation and as Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for Griffin, Kubik, Stephens, and Thompson. He also served as Chief Economist for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress from 1995-1996.
The Wall Street Journal ranked him as the nation’s top economic forecaster in 2001, and USA Today ranked him as one of the top ten forecasters in 2004. In 2011, Speakers Platform named him a Top 5 Keynote Speaker.
His first book, The New Era of Wealth, was published in 1999. His most recent book, It’s Not as Bad As You Think, was published in 2009.
The King’s College educates students in the ideas upon which nations rise and fall. With a focused curriculum in the liberal arts tradition, students are prepared to help shape, and eventually to lead, the institutions of government, civil society, media, law, business, education, the arts, and the church. King’s is a Christian college located in the Empire State Building in New York City.
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Presidential Scholars Program Manager