UNCW's BB&T Center for Global Capitalism to Sponsor Lecture by Financial Columnist Amity Shlaes

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The BB&T Center for Global Capitalism and Ethics at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will host a lecture by Amity Shlaes on Sept. 24. The talk, "More Than Predictable: What We Really Know about the Great Depression Causes and Why We Seem to be Recreating Them," will take place at 7 p.m. in Cameron Hall room 105. The lecture is free and open to all. Seating is limited; early arrival is advised.

Shlaes writes a syndicated column for Forbes, is Chairman of the Board of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, directs the 4% Growth Project at the George W. Bush Presidential Center and teaches at New York University's Stern School of Business. She is the author of three New York Times best-sellers, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books to read during a financial crisis), The Greedy Hand, and Coolidge, a comprehensive biography and reassessment of President Calvin Coolidge (named an "Editor's Choice").

In addition, she has written for Bloomberg, The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal, where she was an editorial board member, as well as for The New Yorker, Fortune, National Review, The New Republic and Foreign Affairs. She has appeared on PBS's News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Comedy Central's The Daily Show, Fox News' Glenn Beck, ABC's Good Morning America, Charlie Rose, CNBC's Kudlow. A contributor to Public Radio International's Marketplace, she also appears on Bloomberg radio. She chairs the jury of the Manhattan Institute's Hayek Book Prize and has won both the Hayek and the Bastiat Prize for Journalism.

Shlaes graduated magna cum laude from Yale and studied at the Free University in Berlin on a DAAD fellowship. Yale named her to its "Who's Been Blue," list of most distinguished alumni.

The BB&T Center for Global Capitalism and Ethics seeks to impact the community and state by producing graduates who value freedom, human creativity, reason, fiscal responsibility, the market system and its underlying ethics and the role of the government in promoting economic efficiency. The center, funded by a $1 million gift from the BB&T Charitable Foundation, is housed in the Cameron School of Business.