Hayward to Speak on 'Will a Free Economy Survive the 21st Century?' at Ashbrook Lecture

10/6/11 ASHLAND, OH -- Steven Hayward, F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow in Law and Economics at the American Enterprise Institute, the Thomas W. Smith, Senior Fellow in Political Economy at the Ashbrook Center and the Thomas and Mabel Guy Professor of American History and Government at Ashland University, will address "Will a Free Economy Survive the 21st Century?" as part of the Major Issues Lecture Series presented by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University.

The lecture will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 12 noon in the Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University and tickets are available for $20 each or $160 for a table of eight. For reservations, call Lisa Ormiston at 877-289-5411 or email at lormiston@ashbrook.org<mailto:lormiston@ashbrook.org>.

Hayward is the F.K Weyerhaeuser Fellow in Law and Economics at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington D.C., and Senior Fellow at the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy in San Francisco. He holds a Ph.D in American Studies and an M.A. in Government from Claremont Graduate School, and has been a visiting professor at Georgetown University and Ashland University. He writes frequently on a wide range of current topics, including environmentalism, law, economics and public policy for publications including National Review, Reason, The Weekly Standard, The American Spectator, The Public Interest, the Claremont Review of Books, and Policy Review. His newspaper articles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other daily newspapers. He is the author of Index of Leading Environmental Indicators, published in 14 editions from 1994-2009, and its successor, the Almanac of Environmental Trends (www.environmentaltrends.org<http://www.environmentaltrends.org>).

He is the author of a two-volume narrative history of Ronald Reagan and his effect on American political life, The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order, 1964-1980, and The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counter-Revolution, 1980-1989 (Crown Forum books). National Review has called the first volume "grand and fascinating history," comparing it favorably to Macaulay's History of England. The Times Literary Supplement said that "the book reads at times like a grand historical drama, a kind of War and Peace of the American century, complete with romance and adventure and tragic characters, a thrilling survey of what we might have thought to be familiar history but which appears here quite transformed."

William Niskanen, chairman of Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers, called volume 2 "simply the best history of the Reagan presidency," while former Secretary of Education Bill Bennett said "this is the book we have been waiting for." His other books include Churchill on Leadership, and Greatness: Reagan Churchill, and the Making of Modern Statesmen.

The Ashbrook Center, located on the campus of Ashland University, seeks to restore and strengthen the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government through educational programs for students, teachers and citizens. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.