Economist, humorist Ben Stein to discuss presidential election at IU Southeast

14th November 2016

stein_benNEW ALBANY, Ind. — The most famous economics teacher in America will serve as the inaugural speaker for the First Savings Bank Business Speaker Series at Indiana University Southeast.

Ben Stein, political economist and humorist, will discuss the economy and the results of the presidential election at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Stem Concert Hall in the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center at IU Southeast.

Stein is an expert on economics, politics, education and history. He was a speechwriter for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and has authored and co-authored multiple New York Times best-selling books. He co-hosted the show “Win Ben Stein’s Money” with Jimmy Kimmel and currently serves as a commentator for Fox News, CNN and CBS Sunday Morning.

Stein is the first speaker in the First Savings Bank Business Speaker Series, founded in partnership with IU Southeast. First Savings Bank’s vision is to improve education in the state of Indiana by establishing a speaker series that engages students, faculty and the business community of southern Indiana and to advance the mission of IU Southeast.

In establishing the speaker series, First Savings Bank has committed $50,000 annually to the Indiana University Foundation with the goal of featuring prominent speakers from around the country to offer their compelling stories and insights to IU Southeast and the surrounding community.

“It is great to work with a local banking institution that understands the importance of higher education and building an even stronger community,” IU Southeast Chancellor Ray Wallace said.