Published on: November 20th, 2019

Hillsdale College Hosts Evening Lecture with Author Richard Vedder

Notable scholar will detail free-speech abuses and corruption in higher education in America
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Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, November 21, the Hillsdale College Washington, D.C. campus will host an evening lecture from Richard Vedder, senior fellow at the Independent Institute, to discuss his book, Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America. Vedder’s lecture will examine the current issues facing universities around the country—such as free-speech suppression, federal aid programs, and corruption—and how the federal government contributed to them.

The lecture is free and open to the media, but space is limited. Attendees are encouraged to register by visiting the event’s ticketing site.


Thursday, November 21, 2019
6 p.m. ET – Doors open
6:30 p.m. ET – Program begins


Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship
227 Massachusetts Ave. N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002


Richard Vedder is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and a Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Economics at Ohio University. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois and previously served as senior economist at the U.S. Joint Economic Committee and Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of American Business at Washington University in St. Louis. Vedder is the author of Going Broke by Degree: Why College Costs Too Much and co-author of several books, including Out of Work: Unemployment and Government in Twentieth-Century America, Can Teachers Own Their Own Schools? New Strategies for Educational Excellence, and more. His work has also appeared in Forbes, National Review, Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily.

About Hillsdale in D.C.

Hillsdale in D.C. is an extension of the teaching mission of Hillsdale College to Washington, D.C. Its purpose is to teach the Constitution and the principles that give it meaning. Through the study of original source documents from American history—and of older books that formed the education of America’s founders—it seeks to inspire students, teachers, citizens, and policymakers to return the America’s principles to their central place in the political life of the nation.

About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is an independent liberal arts college located in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the College has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 5.7 million. For more information, visit