by Benjamin Deeter, Student Public Relations Writer
Cedarville University School of Business Administration is partnering with the Center for Political Studies and Berry Chair for Free Enterprise to host a series of lectures on socialism. The speaker series, “Freedom to Flourish: Socialist Dreams. Market Realities,” includes presentations from leading business and political thought leaders.
“The Freedom to Flourish series will help to clarify the incompatibility of socialist practice with the very goals socialists proclaim,” said Dr. Bert Wheeler, professor of economics at Cedarville University
Wheeler and Dr. Jeffrey Haymond, dean of the school of business administration and professor of economics at Cedarville University, will host the series. Each event begins at 7 p.m in the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies, Room 104 at Cedarville University. The series is free and open to the public.
— Bert Wheeler
Notable scholars providing keynote addresses for the speaker series include:
● “The End of Socialism” by Dr. James Otteson, political economist from Wake Forest University, on February 18
● “The Siren Song of Equality” by Dr. Jay Bruce, associate professor of philosophy at John Brown University, on March 16.
● “Freedom to Flourish” by Dr. Wayne Grudem, professor of theology and biblical studies from Phoenix Seminary, on March 30.
● “The Christian Case for Free Enterprise” by Dr. Jay Richards, assistant research professor in the school of business and economy at Catholic University, on March 31.
● “The March of History: Mises vs. Marx” by Edward Stringham, president and director of research and education at the American Institute for Economic Research, on April 16.
“The lectures are timely because of the growing support by younger people for socialism,” said Wheeler. “The embrace of socialism by several leaders in the Democratic party has made the topic particularly relevant in this election year.”
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including its Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Economics programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.