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The speaker series was made possible through the generosity of First Savings Bank. First Savings Bank’s vision is to improve education in the state of Indiana by establishing a speaker series that engages students, faculty and the business community of southern Indiana and to advance the mission of Indiana University Southeast.


2016 First Savings Bank Speaker Series
Featuring Ben Stein

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016
Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Location: IU Southeast Ogle Center, Richard K. Stem Concert Hall

This is a general admission event. Tickets are not required.


Upcoming Speaker

Ben SteinBen Stein is the most famous economics teacher in America. His comedic role as the droning economics teacher in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" has been ranked as one of the fifty most famous scenes in movie history.

In real life, Ben Stein is a powerful speaker on economics, politics, education, and history. Like his father, Herbert Stein, he is considered one of the great humorists on political economy.

Stein has a bachelor's with honors in economics from Columbia, studied econ at the graduate level at Yale, and is a graduate of Yale Law School (valedictorian of his class by election of his classmates in 1970).

His background includes being a poverty lawyer for the poor in New Haven, a trade regulation lawyer for the FTC, a speech writer for both Presidents Nixon and Ford (He did NOT write the line, "I am not a crook...."), a columnist and an editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, and a teacher of law and economics at UC Santa Cruz (undergrad) and Pepperdine (law school and undergrads).

He has written or co-written roughly 30 books with his brilliant colleague Phil DeMuth. His published works are concentrated on investing, and many of them have been New York Times bestsellers. Their book, "Yes, You Can Time The Market," has become a landmark of using price theory for securities market analysis.

He wrote a column about economics for The New York Times from 2004-09.

He co-hosted the show “Win Ben Stein’s Money” with Jimmy Kimmel, which won seven Emmys, including best game show host. (Surely making him the only well-known economist to win an Emmy). Presently, he writes a column for The American Spectator and for NewsMax. He is a regular commentator on Fox News and on CBS Sunday Morning, as well as a frequent commentator on CNN.

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