March 05, 2012
On Thursday, March 8, Lawrence W. Reed, President of the Foundation for Economic Education, will speak at Hampden-Sydney College. His topic is "Great Myths of the Great Depression."
Reed is president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), headquartered in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, a position he has held since September 1, 2008. Before joining FEE, Reed served as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a Midland, Michigan, based free-market think tank. To date, he remains Mackinac's president emeritus.
Reed's interests in political and economic affairs have taken him as a freelance journalist to 78 countries on six continents since 1985.
Over the past twenty-five years, he has reported on hyperinflation in South America, black markets from behind the Iron Curtain, reforms and repression in China and Cambodia, and civil war inside Nicaragua and Mozambique. Additionally, he spent time with the Contra rebels during the Nicaraguan civil war and lived for two weeks with Mozambique rebel forces at their bush headquarters in 1991 while the country was engaged at the height of their guerrilla conflict. Among many foreign adventures, Reed visited the ravaged nation of Cambodia in 1989 with his late friend, Academy Award winner Dr. Haing S. Ngor.
Sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Political Economy, Reed's talk will begin at 7:30 PM in Crawley. This event is free and open to the community.