FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2004
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—An internationally
recognized expert on American foreign policy and relations will
discuss the future consequences
of a country and a world dominated by a free market economy during
the 15th annual B.A. Monaghan Lecture in Economics at Birmingham-Southern
College April 14.
Dr. Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter
Professor of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University
School of Advanced
International Studies in
Washington, D.C., will present “The Triumph of the Market.” Reservations
are required for the event and can be made by contacting the college's
Office of Special Events at 226-4979.
A regular foreign affairs columnist for Newsday, Mandelbaum will
describe the rise of the free market to its current status as the
economic life in the world and then explore the future benefits and challenges
that such dominance will bring to the U.S. and world.
Mandelbaum, who also has taught at Harvard and Columbia universities
and at the United States Naval Academy, is associate director of
Institute Congressional Project on American Relations with the Former
and on the Board of Advisors of the Washington Institute for Near East
He has authored or co-authored eight books, including The Nuclear
Future (1983), Reagan and Gorbachev (1987), The Global Rivals (1988),
The Search for National Security in the 19th and 20th Centuries (1988),
and The Ideas That Conquered the World: Peace, Democracy and Free Markets
the Twenty-first Century (2002).
The Monaghan Lecture in Economics was
established at Birmingham-Southern in 1981 by Vulcan Materials
Co. in honor of Bernard A. Monaghan,
who served as
Vulcan Materials' president, chief executive officer, and chairman
of the executive committee. Monaghan, who was a 1934 Rhodes Scholar
Birmingham-Southern and a member of its Board of Trustees, died in
This year's lecture is being sponsored
in cooperation with Merrill Lynch and Vulcan Materials Co.