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March 14, 2024  |  6:30P.M.

The H. F. Langenberg Memorial Speaker Series

In-Person or Virtual
VUE 17

1034 S Brentwood Blvd
17th Floor

St. Louis, MO 63117

Doors Open – 6:00P.M.

Program Begins – 6:30P.M.
Program Ends – 7:30P.M.

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Lawrence W. "Larry" Reed, Interim President of Foundation of Economic Education (FEE), will discuss the indispensable connection between liberty and character; without character, a free society is not possible; without liberty, character cannot be exercised. Following Larry's remarks, we will move into an audience Q&A session to further explore the topic.

Don't miss this opportunity to engage in a meaningful conversations and expand your horizons. Reserve your spot today!

The event will start promptly at 6:30P.M. (CT) and will begin with a presentation by Larry, followed by a Q&A session. It is part of the H.F. Langenberg Memorial Speaker Series, which is proud to be partnering with several organizations and universities around the country.

Audience members will be able to submit questions prior to the event.​ Open discussion and audience participation are hallmarks of the Langenberg Speaker Series, so the Q&A session will make up a significant part of the program, which will end at 7:30P.M.

This event is sponsored by:


Lawrence W. "Larry" Reed

Lawrence W. (“Larry”) Reed is FEE's Interim President, Humphreys Family Senior Fellow, and Ron Manners Global Ambassador for Liberty. Reed previously served as president of FEE from 2008-2019 after serving previously as chairman of its board of trustees in the 1990s and both writing and speaking for FEE since the late 1970s. Prior to becoming FEE’s president, he served for 21 years as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan. He also taught economics full-time from 1977 to 1984 at Northwood University in Michigan and chaired its department of economics from 1982 to 1984.

He holds a B.A. in economics from Grove City College (1975) and an M.A. degree in history from Slippery Rock State University (1978), both in Pennsylvania. He holds two honorary doctorates, one from Central Michigan University (public administration, 1993) and Northwood University (laws, 2008).

A champion for liberty, Reed has authored nearly 2,000 newspaper columns and articles and dozens of articles in magazines and journals in the United States and abroad. His writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Epoch Times, The Washington Examiner, Baltimore Sun, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, among many others. He has authored or coauthored eight books, the most recent being Was Jesus a Socialist? He is frequently interviewed on radio talk shows and has appeared as a guest on numerous television programs, including those anchored by Judge Andrew Napolitano and John Stossel on FOX Business News.

Reed has delivered at least 75 speeches annually since 1985 in virtually every state and in dozens of countries from Bulgaria to China to Bolivia. His best-known lectures include “Seven Principles of Sound Policy” and “Great Myths of the Great Depression,” both of which have been translated into more than a dozen languages and distributed worldwide.

His interests in political and economic affairs have taken him as a freelance journalist to 86 countries on six continents. He serves on the boards of directors of and Montana’s Frontier Institute and as an advisor to numerous organizations around the world. He served for 15 years as a member of the board (and for one term as president) of the State Policy Network. His numerous recognitions include the Champion of Freedom award from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and the Distinguished Alumni award from Grove City College.

He is a native of Pennsylvania and a 30-year resident of Michigan, and now resides in Newnan, Georgia.


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