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The Burkett Miller Distinguished Lecture Series

The Burkett Miller Distinguished Lecture Series is a forum for scientific inquiry which brings internationally recognized scholars, practitioners, and thinkers to the UTC Campus to speak on topics critical to an understanding of the Market Economy.  The series is organized and supported by the Probasco Chair to benefit students, faculty, business persons, and the community at large by providing opportunities to critically review controversial ideas.  The ideas presented by the speakers are their own and not necessarily those of the University or the Probasco Chair.  The University does not attempt to teach people what to think, but to impart a process of learning how to think for one's self.  We encourage civil intellectual discourse to challenge the ideas of all authors invited to speak at UTC, ...because it is only through such interchange that the best and most functional ideas rise to benefit society and those which fail the test are relegated to the dustbin of history. 


Past lecturers include:

  • Nobel Laureates: Vernon Smith, James Buchanan, Edward Prescott, Thomas Schelling, Elinor Ostrom, Peter Diamond, Robert E. Lucas Jr., and Thomas J. Sargent
  • President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus
  • Estonian Prime Minister Mart Laar
  • Vice President of the United States Dan Quayle
  • Attorney General Edwin Meese III
  • Publisher Steve Forbes
  • Columnist Walter Williams
  • ABC News Commentator John Stossel
  • Constitutional Attorney Ann Coulter
  • Economists: Arthur Laffer and Thomas Sowell
  • Charles Murray; Lester Thurow; Dwight Lee; Richard McKenzie; Robert Lekachman; Herbert Stein; and Paul McCracken

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