Fi­nan­cial guru Steve Forbes com­ing to WCU

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - NEWS -

WEST CH­ESTER » West Ch­ester Univer­sity’s Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Se­ries wel­comes pub­lish­ing ex­ec­u­tive and fi­nan­cial guru Steve Forbes on Satur­day, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. in the Em­i­lie K. As­plundh Con­cert Hall, Philips Me­mo­rial Build­ing, 700 S. High Street, West Ch­ester.

Forbes, 71, has a net worth of $470 mil­lion. He was twice a Repub­li­can can­di­date for pres­i­dent of the United States. Forbes is the son of long­time Forbes pub­lisher Mal­colm Forbes, and the grand­son of that pub­li­ca­tion’s founder, B.C. Forbes.

Forbes’ book “Free­dom Man­i­festo - Why free mar­kets are moral and big gov­ern­ment isn’t” has been a best-seller.

Forbes is the es­teemed chair­man and ed­i­tor-inchief of Forbes Me­dia, and an in­ter­na­tion­ally re­spected au­thor­ity in the world of eco­nom­ics and fi­nance. He is one of the most sought-af­ter speak­ers on eco­nomic is­sues, and is at the fore­front of eco­nomic de­bates around the world. He will of­fer long­stand­ing in­sights about cor­po­rate lead­er­ship, cap­i­tal­ism, and the free mar­ket.

Forbes’s visit is part of the univer­sity’s Pres­i­dent’s Speaker Se­ries, for­merly known as the Philips Lec­ture Se­ries. The Philips Lec­ture Se­ries was orig­i­nally funded through an en­dow­ment cre­ated by Ge­orge Mor­ris Philips, WCU’s pres­i­dent from 18811920.

Ac­cord­ing to Philips’s will, the en­dow­ment would be used for stu­dent schol­ar­ships and “for bring­ing to the col­lege dis­tin­guished sci­en­tists, schol­ars, or states­men.” The se­ries is now funded through the WCU Foun­da­tion. Past speak­ers in­clude Jane Pauley, Linda Ron­stadt, Bob Wood­ward, Elie Wiesel, Maya An­gelou, among many oth­ers.

Or­ches­tra tick­ets are $27 and bal­cony tick­ets are $22. Visit www.wcu­patix.com to re­serve your ticket or call 610-436-2266.

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