Northwood University will hold its 36th Freedom Seminar, “The Path to Prosperity,” April 10-13, 2014, at the Atheneum Suite Hotel in the Greektown district of Detroit, MI. The annual event, one of numerous hands-on learning experiences at Northwood University, brings students together with leading thinkers, economists, policy analysts and educators to explore and dissect important and pressing issues.
“The U.S. economy is trying to recover and while there are reasons for optimism one can also make the case for careful and cautious optimism,” stated Dr. Timothy Nash, co-organizer for the Freedom Seminar and vice president of strategic and corporate alliances and Fry endowed chair in free market economics at Northwood. “The uncomfortable reality is that our economy is not as healthy as people and politicians want to believe. These are the kind of hard-hitting issues that the Freedom Seminar will dissect.”
Sponsored in part by the Institute for Humane Studies, “The Path to Prosperity” will explore cutting-edge and hotly contested current events in sectors ranging from finance, economics and public policy to international trade, foreign policy and the environment.
According to Keith A. Pretty, president and CEO for Northwood University, the Freedom Seminar is a unique experiential learning opportunity for Northwood students.
“From day one, all the way through graduation, Northwood University students are immersed in ‘hands on,’ one-on-one learning opportunities with industry leaders and experts. Our goal is to ensure our graduates enter today’s workforce with a solid balance of theory and practice and the Freedom Seminar is one of the ways we do that.”
Speakers for the 2014 Northwood University Freedom Seminar are:
For more information on Freedom Seminar content, contact Dr. Dale Matcheck 989.837.4256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.
Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.