College of Business hosts Lawrence W. Reed, author and president emeritus of the Foundation for Economic Education

April 12, 2021| College of Business |

The Harding University College of Business will host Lawrence W. Reed, author and president emeritus of the Foundation for Economic Education, Thursday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Benson Auditorium. Reed will speak on the title of his 2020 book, Was Jesus a Socialist? The event will be open to the public, followed by a Q&A. All COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing and safety will be followed. 

Reed holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Grove City College, a Master of Arts in history from Slippery Rock State University, and two honorary doctorates, one from Central Michigan University and one from Northwood University. Reed is FEE’s president emeritus, a Humphreys Family Senior Fellow, and Ron Manners Global Ambassador for Liberty. 

A champion for liberty, Reed has authored nearly 2,000 newspaper columns and articles and dozens of magazine and journal articles in the United States and abroad. His interest in political and economic affairs have taken him as a freelance journalist to 86 countries on six continents. He has authored or coauthored eight books, the most recent being Was Jesus a Socialist? 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. 

The event is open to the public with limited seating. The event will be streamed live at For more information about COBA visit For other Harding events and free and low-cost services available to the community, visit

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