Join us in the coming weeks for a series of powerful presentations celebrating and promoting an economically free and virtuous American society.

The mission of the Concordia University Free Enterprise Center rests upon four distinct pillars of work: Research, Education, Application, and Public Policy. It is focused around promoting the ideals of a free and virtuous society, which ultimately unleashes the nearly unlimited creative potential of the human spirit while producing remarkable levels of economic and human flourishing.

The Center’s Economics, Politics, and Philosophy on the Bluff speaker series hosts nationally-known thought leaders that attract large audiences of student, faculty, staff, and community members. Speakers in the past have included Karl Rove, Mary O’Grady (Wall Street Journal), Dr. James Otteson (University of Notre Dame), Johan Norberg (Free to Choose Network), Matt Ridley (The Economist magazine) and Yeonmi Park (author and North Korean defector). This year’s lineup carries on the tradition with four outstanding speakers and events.

All events are FREE, though registration is preferred. Click the “Register Now” button to sign up for individual events.

John Stossel: “Freedom and its Enemies”

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. | Online

John Stossel is a television presenter, author, consumer journalist, and pundit. He is known for his career as a host on ABC News, Fox Business Network, and Reason TV. He will be appearing via a Zoom webinar.

101.7 “The Truth” Live from CUW

Friday, Feb. 24 | 4 – 6 p.m. | Robert W. Plaster Center Collaboratorium

CUW’s own Dr. Ken Harris will host. Listen live as he explores the economics of the African American community. Guests to include Dr. Rachel Ferguson of Concordia University Chicago and author of Black Liberation Through the Marketplace.

Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley: “Is Christianity Compatible with Economic Freedom?”

Wednesday, March 1 | 6:00 p.m. | Robert W. Plaster Center Collaboratorium

Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley is the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and vice president of academic affairs at The Fund for American Studies. Through this position, she works to enhance the reach of TFAS and the Foundation for Teaching Economics economic education programs. She also … (read more).

Diane Hendricks: “Promoting and Preserving the American Dream”

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. | Todd Wehr Auditorium on the CUW campus

Hailed by Forbes magazine as the “most successful female entrepreneur in American history,” Diane Hendricks is the sole owner of ABC Supply Co., Inc. Her company is the largest distributor of roofing materials in the United States and a leading distributor of interior and exterior building products in the nation, with over 17,800 associates, in 840 locations. She is Chairman of Hendricks Holding Company, NorthStar Medical Technologies and the Hendricks Family Foundation. She believes in civic responsibility and has made significant investments to help rebuild her hometown of Beloit.

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