Join us for the 12th annual John M. Templeton, Jr. Lecture featuring American Enterprise Institute W. H. Brady Scholar Charles Murray, as he discusses The Founding Virtues: 1787 and 2014.
Charles Murray is a political scientist, author, and libertarian. He has written several books, including Losing Ground, which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. His most recent book, Coming Apart, describes his take on an unprecedented divergence in American classes over the last half century.
The annual John M. Templeton, Jr. Lecture on Economic Liberties and the Constitution showcases the most important thinkers and policy-makers in America as they discuss economic liberties and current issues in a forum open to the public. Previous lecturers have included former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, John C. Bogle, Secretary Tommy Thompson, Cass Sunstein, Arthur C. Brooks, among others.
Dr. Charles Murray
Charles Murray is the W. H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. A political scientist, author, and libertarian, he came to national attention in 1984 with the publication of Losing Ground, which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. His 1994 New York Times bestseller The Bell Curve, coauthored with the late Richard J. Herrnstein, sparked controversy for its analysis of the role of IQ in shaping America’s class structure. Murray’s other books include What It Means to Be a Libertarian, Human Accomplishment, In Our Hands, Real Education, and Coming Apart. His most recent book, By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission urges Americans to stem governmental overreach and use America’s unique civil society to put government back in its place.