Distinguished Speakers in Fall 2022

August 23, 2022

September 13, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Michigan Tech, Room: Fisher 139

Dr. Burt Folsom: How Entrepreneurs, Not Big Government, Built America

Dr. Burt Folsom is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska, and has been a college professor at many places, including Hillsdale College in Michigan, where he still serves as a distinguished fellow. He received his B.A. from Indiana University and his Ph.D. in history from the University of Pittsburgh.

A distinguished economic historian, Dr. Folsom appears regularly on Fox News and is the author of ten books, including The Myth of the Robber Barons, which is published by Young America’s Foundation and will soon be in its ninth edition; Uncle Sam Can’t Count; and FDR Goes to War. He has also written New Deal or Raw Deal?—a book that describes President Franklin Roosevelt’s disastrous New Deal program, which attacked free enterprise and slowed down America’s recovery from the Great Depression of the 1930s.

October 4, 8:00 – 10:00 pm Michigan Tech, Room: Fisher 135

Scott W. Atlas, MD: The SARS2 Pandemic: Will Trust Return?

Scott W. Atlas is the Robert Wesson Senior Fellow in health policy at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He is also Senior Scholar and Founding Fellow of Hillsdale College’s Academy for Science and Freedom, and Co‐Director and Co‐Founder of the Global Liberty Institute in Switzerland. Dr. Atlas investigates the impact of government and the private sector on access, quality, and pricing in health care, global trends in health care innovation, and key economic and civil liberties issues related to technology and other health policies. He is a frequent policy advisor to policymakers and governments in the United States and other countries. He has served as Senior Advisor for Health Care to several candidates for President and members of the US Congress. From July to December, 2020, he served as a Special Advisor to the President and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Before his health policy appointment at Hoover Institution, he was Professor and Chief of Neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center for 14 years. His publications and interviews have appeared worldwide. Dr. Atlas is the author of numerous books, including “A Plague Upon Our House: My Fight at the Trump White House to Stop COVID from Destroying America” (Post Hill Press), "In Excellent Health: Setting the Record Straight On America’s Health Care" (Hoover Press), and "Restoring Quality Health Care: A Six‐Point Plan for Comprehensive Reform at Lower Cost" (Hoover Press). He is also the editor of "Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain and Spine", the leading textbook in the field, translated into several languages, and in its 5th edition.

Dr. Atlas has received many awards and accolades from leading institutions and societies all over the world in recognition of his leadership in policy and medicine. He was awarded the 2021 Freedom Leadership Award, Hillsdale College’s highest honor, “in recognition of his dedication to individual freedom and the free society.” He also received the 2011 Alumni Achievement Award, the highest career achievement honor for a distinguished alumnus from the University of Illinois in Urbana‐Champaign. In the private sector, Atlas is a frequent advisor to start‐up entrepreneurs and companies in life sciences and medical technology. He received his MD degree from the University of Chicago School of Medicine.

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Map of the Upper Peninsula with the location of Houghton highlighted