Author and Economic Historian Amity Shlaes at Xavier

February 2, 2012

Amity Shlaes, financial Depression expert, Bloomberg News columnist, and political economist, will speak at Xavier University on Tuesday, March 13 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Duff Banquet Hall located in Xavier’s Cintas Center. This is the first presentation for the Williams College of Business Distinguished Speakers Series for 2012. Ms. Shlaes will speak on “Tricked Again: How Financial Crises Provide the Pretext for Preposterous Government Expansion.” The Distinguished Speakers Series is presented by PNC.

Attendance for this event is limited and made available through PNC’s sponsorship which also provides funding for student and faculty development. Registration is online only and opened today at For more information please call 513-745-4272. Registration deadline is February 29, 2012.

Shlaes is the Director of the 4% Growth Project at the George W. Bush Institute, a syndicated columnist at Bloomberg, and the author of the New York Times best-selling book The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, which The Wall Street Journal calls one of the best books to read during a financial crisis. Shales has written for The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal, where she was an editorial board member, as well as the New Yorker, Fortune, National Review, The New Republic and Foreign Affairs. Prior to joining the Bush Institute she was a senior fellow in economic history at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Xavier’s Distinguished Speakers Series brings top-level business, academic and political leaders to campus to discuss world issues, introduce new ideas, generate discussion and further the education mission of the College. Additionally, students, faculty, alumni and members of the business community have the opportunity to interact with the speaker at each event. Previous Distinguished Speakers include: Robert Castellini, chairman of Castellini Co. and Chief Executive Officer of the Cincinnati Reds, former Procter & Gamble President and CEO A.G. Lafley, E.W. Scripps President and CEO Kenneth Lowe, Sara Mathew, president and COO of Dun & Bradstreet, and current Procter & Gamble president and CEO Bob McDonald.