Lawrence W. Reed, President of the Foundation for Economic Education, will speak about his new book, "Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism" and will share stories about his travels in communist Poland and the victories of the people who opposed the government.

Drinks will be served at noon, and the talk will begin at 12:30 p.m. 

This event is for Atlas Network VIPs, so attendance is by invite only. 


A champion for liberty, Lawrence W. Reed has authored over 1,000 newspaper columns and articles and dozens of articles in magazines and journals in the United States and abroad. His writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Baltimore Sun, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, among many others. He has authored or coauthored seven books, the most recent ones being "Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism” and "Are We Good Enough for Liberty?". He is frequently interviewed on radio talk shows and has appeared as a guest on numerous television programs, including those anchored by Judge Andrew Napolitano and John Stossel on FOX Business News. Reed has delivered at least 75 speeches annually in the past 30 years in virtually every state and in dozens of countries from Bulgaria to China to Bolivia. His best-known lectures include “Seven Principles of Sound Policy” and “Great Myths of the Great Depression.” 

Mr. Reed became president of FEE in 2008 after serving as chairman of its board of trustees in the 1990s and both writing and speaking for FEE since the late 1970s. Prior to becoming FEE’s president, he served for 20 years as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan. He also taught economics at Northwood University in Michigan and chaired its department of economics.

His interests in political and economic affairs have taken him to 81 countries on six continents. He is a member of the prestigious international Mont Pelerin Society and an advisor to numerous organizations around the world. He served for 15 years as a member of the board of the State Policy Network. He holds a B.A. in economics from Grove City College and an M.A. degree in history from Slippery Rock State University. He holds two honorary doctorates. And his numerous recognitions include the Champion of Freedom award from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and the Distinguished Alumni award from Grove City College.