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2017 Burkett Miller Distinguished Lecture Series will feature

Dinesh D'Souza

Dinesh D'Souza

 

Economist, academic, and film maker, Dinesh D'Souza will appear October 9, 2017 in the Burkett Miller Distinguished Lecture Series, addressing the topic "The Moral Case for Capitalism."

Dinesh D’Souza was born in Mumbai, India and came to the U.S. as an exchange student. He attended Dartmouth College and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1983. He became a policy advisor to President Ronald Reagan in 1987 and a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1991.  D’Souza has been named one of America’s most influential conservative thinkers by The New York Times Magazine. The World Affairs Council lists him as one of the nation’s 500 leading authorities on international issues, and Newsweek cited him as one of the country’s most prominent Asian Americans.

D’Souza has a successful career as writer, scholar and public intellectual. He has produced three documentaries. The first in 2014, America: Imagine the World Without Her, followed by 2016: Obama’s America and most recently, Hillary’s America: The Secret History of The Democratic Party. All three films are among the top 8 highest-grossing political documentaries. He has written 18 books, and his articles have appeared in virtually every major magazine and newspaper, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, Vanity Fair, New Republic, Forbes, and National Review.

Sponsored by the Scott L. Probasco, Jr. Distinguished Chair of Free Enterprise, this event takes place at noon in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall at UTC's Fine Arts Center.  This event is free and open to the public; however, space is limited, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For additional information, please contact the Probasco Chair at (423) 425-4118.