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National Affairs Correspondent William Greider to Speak at Two Rollins Events

October 07, 2009

WHO:      William Greider, prominent political journalist and author

WHAT:    Presenting the documentary film “The Unforeseen,” followed by Q&A

WHEN:    Thursday, October 22, 3-4:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Keene Hall, Rollins College


WHO:     William Greider, prominent political journalist and author

WHAT:    Discussing “The Future of the American Dream”

WHEN:    Thursday, October 22, 8-9:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Bush Auditorium, Rollins College

Both events are free and open to the public and are sponsored in association with AWAKENING/Art & Culture. For more information about this and other events from the Winter Park Institute, please visit rollins.edu/wpi.

Background:

For 17 years, Greider was the National Affairs Editor at Rolling Stone magazine, where his investigation of the defense establishment began. He is a former assistant managing editor at the Washington Post, where he worked for 15 years as a national correspondent, editor and columnist. While at the Post, he broke the story of how David Stockman, Ronald Reagan's budget director, grew disillusioned with supply-side economics and the budget deficits that policy caused, which still burden the American economy.

He is the author of the national bestsellers One World, Ready or Not, Secrets of the Temple and Who Will Tell the People. In the award-winning Secrets of the Temple, he offered a critique of the Federal Reserve system. Greider has also served as a correspondent for six Frontline documentaries on PBS, including "Return to Beirut," which won an Emmy in 1985.

Greider's most recent book is The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to A Moral Economy. In it, he untangles the systemic mysteries of American capitalism, details its destructive collisions with society and demonstrates how people can achieve decisive influence to reform the system's structure and operating values.

Raised in Wyoming, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, he graduated from Princeton University in 1958. He currently lives in Washington, DC.


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