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Speakers in order of presentations:


HUGH WHELCHEL: Biblical Bases for Individual & Economic Freedom: Why Christians Should Care

{Monday, May 23, 2016 ~ 3:30pm}

Hugh Whelchel, IFWEHugh Welchel is the executive director of the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, a Christian research organization committed to advancing biblical and economic principles that help individuals find fulfillment in their work and contribute to a free and flourishing society. Hugh brings a unique combination of executive responsibility, creative educational administration, and technical innovation to the non-profit sector from over thirty years of diverse business experience. After many successful years in the IT industry, he served as executive director and guest professor at Reformed Theological Seminary’s Washington, DC, campus for seven years. Hugh is the author of How Then Should We Work? Rediscovering the Biblical Doctrine of Work, and has been published by a variety of media outlets from The Washington Post to The Gospel Coalition website and ByFaith magazine.

A native Floridian, Hugh earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from the University of Florida and a master of arts in religion from Reformed Theological Seminary. As an ordained ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America, he serves in leadership at McLean Presbyterian Church in McLean, Virginia. Hugh and his wife, Leslie, live in Loudoun County, Virginia.

ANNE BRADLEY: How People Flourish

{Tuesday, May 24, 2016 ~ 8:30am}

Dr. Anne Bradley, IFWEAnne Bradley, PhD, is the vice president of economic initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, where she develops and commissions research toward a systematic biblical theology of economic freedom. She is a visiting professor at Georgetown University, and she teaches at the Institute for World Politics, the Fund for American Studies, and George Mason University. Additionally, she is a visiting scholar at the Bernard Center for Women, Politics, and Public Policy. She is an editor of and contributing author to IFWE’s recently released book, For the Least of These: A Biblical Answer to Poverty. Dr. Bradley’s other academic work has focused on the political economy of terrorism with specific emphasis on the industrial organization of al-Qaeda. Her research has been published in scholarly journals and edited volumes. Based on her academic research, she also worked as an economic analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of Terrorism Analysis.

Dr. Bradley received her PhD in economics from George Mason University in 2006, during which time she was a James M. Buchanan Scholar. Dr. Bradley lives in Ashburn, Virginia, with her husband, Matt, and two children.


KEN ELDRED: The Bible, Faith, and Free Market Economics

{Tuesday, May 24, 2016 ~ 10:30am}

Ken EldredMr. Eldred is the author of The Integrated Life: Experience the Powerful Advantage of Integrating Your Faith and Work. He is also the author of God is at Work: Transforming People and Nations Through Business, named the top book by the Business as Mission Network, as well as co-editor of On Kingdom Business, winner of a 2004 Christianity Today Book Award. Mr. Eldred has undergraduate and MBA degrees from Stanford and was a Visiting Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. He has also been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Belhaven University.


KEVIN FREEMAN: Free Markets, Free People

{Tuesday, May 24, 2016 ~ 1:30pm}

Kevin FreemanKevin D. Freeman, CFA, is founder and CEO of Cross Consulting and Services, LLC, DBA, Freeman Global Investment Counsel, an Investment Advisory firm serving High Net-Worth Clients and Institutional Investors. The firm operates under Freeman Global Holdings, LLC , a specialty consulting firm that has served a variety of clients interested in Kevin Freeman’s unique understanding of the global capital markets.

Kevin Freeman is considered one of the world’s leading experts on the issues of Economic Warfare and Financial Terrorism. He has consulted for and briefed members of both the U.S. House and Senate, present and past CIA, DIA, FBI, SEC, Homeland Security, the Justice Department, as well as local and state law enforcement. His research has been presented in critical DoD studies on Economic Warfare, Iran, and Weapons of Mass Destruction presented to the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense, Intelligence. He has traveled extensively with research trips to Russia and China and throughout Europe and the Americas. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy and a Contributing Editor to The Counter Terrorist magazine.


PAUL BROOKS: Presentation with Dr. Anne Bradley

{Tuesday, May 24, 2016 ~ 3:30pm}

Paul BrooksPaul Brooks serves as the chairman of the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, which he founded in 2011 with Hugh Whelchel.

Before moving to the DC area in 2008, Paul lived in Wichita, Kansas, for 28 years. During that time, Paul spent 18 years working with Koch Industries before he left to be involved in teaching and discipleship ministry and urban church planting. During his career at Koch Industries, Paul held a variety of positions but spent most of his time as the senior vice president for Capital Services and Management Consulting, where he helped develop the management philosophy, Market-Based Management®.

Prior to joining Koch Industries in 1980, Paul worked six years for Exxon’s Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refinery as an engineer and technical supervisor, preceded by four years in the United States Army, specializing in missile defense, where he earned the rank of first lieutenant.

Paul earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in engineering management from Vanderbilt University. Paul has served in church leadership for over 30 years and is currently a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church of America at McLean Presbyterian Church. Paul and his wife, Kay, have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and six grandchildren.


Lawrence W. Reed: Biblical Bases for Our Constitution and Faith of our Founders

{Tuesday, May 24, 2016 ~ 6:15pm}

Lawrence ReedLawrence W. (“Larry”) Reed became president of FEE in 2008 after serving 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 20 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 over 1,000 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, Baltimore Sun, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, among many others. He has authored or coauthored seven books, the most recent ones being Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivismand A Republic—If We Can Keep It. 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.


Bob McEwen: Session Closing Remarks

{Wednesday, May 25, 2016 ~ 9:30am}

Bob-McEwenCongressman Bob McEwen currently serves as Executive Director of the Council for National Policy (CNP), a nonpartisan, educational foundation organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its more than 400 members include the nation’s premier conservative leaders in government, business, academia, media, religion, and politics.

Mr. McEwen meets regularly with members of Washington’s diplomatic community by co-hosting with U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese a weekly breakfast for leading Ambassadors during their posting in the United States. He appears frequently on such network programming as Fox News, CNN’s Crossfire, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and others. His writings have appeared in numerous national publications.

An outstanding communicator, Congressman McEwen is a leading advocate for democracy and free market economics. As such, he maintains an active international speaking schedule. He has been invited as the featured guest speaker at Presidential Prayer Breakfasts in more than 20 countries including the current President of Korea who hosted Congressman and Mrs. McEwen when she filled the role of official host for her father when he was President in the 1980s.

Mr. McEwen was elected to represent Ohio’s Sixth district in the U.S. House of Representatives for six terms. During his congressional service, Mr. McEwen filled a variety of positions. He was asked to serve as Special Presidential Envoy for both Presidents Reagan and Bush. He also was selected as a U.S. representative to the European Parliament from 1985 to 1993. As such, McEwen was a participant in a variety of political and military negotiations within the European Union.