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Lectures on Liberty Presents: The Legitimate Role of Government in a Free Society
St. Mary's College of Maryland "Lectures on Liberty" presents Dr. Walter E. Williams.
The "Lecture on Liberty" speaking series, which is the creation of Dr. Russell Rhine of the St. Mary'sCollege of Maryland Economics Department, is intended to expose students, faculty, and the broadercommunity to the history and importance of liberty from a legal, moral, and economic point of view.
The first of the lectures took place in the fall of 2012 and Dr. Daniel Mitchell of the Cato Institute gavethe inaugural presentation. This spring Dr. Walter E. Williams will give a presentation. The lecture iscosponsored by the St. Mary's College of Maryland Economics Department, the History Department, thePolitical Science Department, the Economics Club, the Center for the Study of Democracy, and Lecturesand Fine Arts.
On Thursday April 18, Dr. Walter E. Williams will be giving a presentation in Cole Cinema from 4:00 to5:30. Dr. Williams is a Professor of Economics at George Mason University.
Dr. Williams has authored over 150 publications which have appeared in top scholarly journals. Hehas authored ten books, one of which - The State Against Blacks - was made into the PBS documentary"Good Intentions." He has made scores of radio and television appearances which include "Nightline,""Firing Line," "Face the Nation," Milton Friedman's "Free to Choose," "Crossfire," and the "MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour" among others. Additionally, he has a nationally syndicated weekly column that iscarried by approximately 140 newspapers and several websites.
Dr. Williams has participated in debates, conferences and lectures, and has frequently given experttestimony before Congressional committees on public policy issues such as labor policy, taxation, andgovernment spending (http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/wew/vita.html).