Sports and Politics in Queue for Business Speaker Series

Published: April 07, 2010 | Read Time: 2 minutes

SUU's School of Business will continue the Wells Fargo Business Executive Speaker Series with two culturally timely presentations in one week, providing students and the local business-minded community opportunities to expand their perspectives and glean sound advice.

To start things off, Bill Whittle, who burst onto the political scene with his essay series, Silent America, will discuss the morals of business, capitalism and entrepreneurialism and their intersections in a presentation, “The Morality of Capitalism,” this Thursday, April 8, at 5 p.m. in the Starlight Room of the Sharwan Smith Center.

After publishing his essays in late 2002, Whittle quickly become known as a champion of Pro-American, Pro-Business and Pro-Military values. His logical insight, historical considerations and obvious passion for the topic at hand showcases the issues of our modern society in an entirely new light.

A private pilot and amateur historian, Whittle first began his writings on his weblog "Eject! Eject! Eject!" and since mid-2008, has been the leading on-camera talent at PJTV, an internet-based, conservative television station.

Following Whittle’s presentation, Peter von Allmen While will turn the discussion to sports in his presentation, “A Win-Win Relationship: Economic Analysis and Professional Sports,” on Friday, April 9, at 11 a.m. in the Sharwan Smith Theater. As a leading sports economist and sports researcher, Allmen’s presentation on wage incentives, labor markets and the influence of international players in sports, is sure to be of interest to any sports fan.

Allmen is a professor of economics at Moravian College. His work has been published in the Journal of Sports Economics and The International Journal of Sport Finance. Allmen has also published research on family labor supply models and post-secondary pedagogy in economics.

Both presentations are free and open to the public. For more information about either Whittle’s or Allmen’s presentations or about the Wells Fargo Speaker series, contact Candice Houston within SUU's School of Business.

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