WCU Free Enterprise Speaker Series holds final event of the semester Nov. 7

Western Carolina University’s Free Enterprise Speaker Series looks at international justice and the role of free markets as a global imperative at 4 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Conference Room on Monday, Nov. 7.

“Global Justice and Global Freedom” will be presented by Fernando R. Teson, the Tobias Simon Eminent Scholar at Florida State University. It is the third and final presentation of the Free Enterprise Speaker Series for the semester, with a book forum and a question-and-answer period included. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Fernando R. Teson

Fernando R. Teson

An Argentine-American, Teson is known for scholarship relating political philosophy to international law. He co-authored with Loren E. Lomasky, professor of political philosophy, policy and law at the University of Virginia, the recent book “Justice at a Distance: Extending Freedom Globally,” published by Cambridge University Press. The book’s premise makes the case that global injustice is largely homegrown by foreign leaders restricting their own people’s freedoms, leading to impoverishment and stagnation.

The presentation is sponsored by the WCU Free Enterprise Club and the BB&T Moral Foundations of Capitalism Programs. With three events each semester, WCU’s Free Enterprise Speaker Series “offers a forum for the campus and community to explore all points of view on important issues of the day, hear from renowned experts from a variety of fields, and understand multiple perspectives through civil, informed discourse,” said Edward Lopez, WCU professor of economics and the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Capitalism.

For more information on this or other series events, contact Lopez at 828-227-3383 or ejlopez@wcu.edu.