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School of Business and Government Hosts Distinguished Speaker Series

On March 31st the School of Business and Government hosted Dr. Jay Richards and Dr. Anne Bradley as a part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley is the Vice President of Economic Initiatives at the Institute, where she develops and commissions research toward a systematic biblical theology of economic freedom. She is a visiting professor at Georgetown University, and also teaches at The Institute for World Politics and George Mason University. She is an editor of and contributing author to IFWE’s recently released book, For the Least of These: A Biblical Answer to Poverty. In her chapter, Dr. Rathbone Bradley examines income inequality from both an economic and biblical perspective and provides guidance to Christians on how to respond, particularly through our vocations. Dr. Rathbone Bradley received her Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University in 2006, during which time she was a James M. Buchanan Scholar.Dr. Jay Richards, who has been a guest on the Faith & Liberty Talk Show twice now, is an Assistant Research Professor in the School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America, a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute, and executive editor of The Stream. He is author of many books including the New York Times bestsellers Infiltrated (2013), and Indivisible (2012), co-authored with James Robison. He is also the author of Money, Greed, and God, winner of a 2010 Templeton Enterprise Award; and co-author of The Privileged Planet with astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez. His most recent book, co-authored with Jonathan Witt, is The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom that J.R.R. Tolkien Got and the West Forgot. He has a Ph.D., with honors, in philosophy and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary.The Distinguished Speakers Series Event began at 10:45 AM and both Anne & Jay were given 25-30 minutes to speak to the School of Business & Government students, followed by a panel discussion led by Dean Garrison. Students had the opportunity to engage in the discussion as well. After the session, there was a luncheon for Anne & Jay including selected business & government students who are members of OCU’s Sigma Beta Delta chapter. Sigma Beta Delta is an international honor’s society for business students.