photo and bio courtesey National Speakers Bureau
Friday, December 2, 2005
Tickets on sale now!
For online orders, www.ce.ulm.edu
-click on Special Events under Leisure Learning. For more information,
call the Division of Continuing Education at 342-1030.
Tickets incuding Patron Party
, $50 each. Includes
private cocktail reception and book signing with Ben Stein from
5:30-6:30 p.m. in the ULM Conference Center on the 7th floor
of the library.
About BEN STEIN
Presidential Speechwriter, Emmy Award Winner, Lawyer, Teacher, Actor, Comic, Economist, Father, Novelist, Financial Expert
Ben Stein is probably the closest any man comes these days to being a true renaissance man. His financial and economics work was cited in the efforts of the recent Nobel prize winner in Economics, George Akerlof. He is also the host of the long running comedy quiz show on Comedy Central, Win Ben Stein's Money, a show that has won seven Emmies.
He has written hundreds of thousands of words about financial fraud and investment policy, but two words made him a household name: "Bueller" and "Anyone, Anyone." (From his iconic role in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off.")
He has written novels that the New York Times describes as "stunning," but what you have probably heard him talk about recently are "dry eyes, red eyes, and clear eyes." He worked and demonstrated and struggled for voting rights for African Americans, and he also was a speechwriter for Richard Nixon and for Gerald Ford. He introduced the world to complex concepts of the politics of culture, but he also introduced the world to Jimmy Kimmel and made possible The Man Show. Lawyer, teacher, actor, comic, economist, father, novelist, essayist, expert on finance, meet Ben Stein!
We could not have asked for
a better speaker or a better event. Everything was just wonderful.
All of us on the Lecture Board had a great time and the reaction
to your speech on campus was overwhelmingly positive. I can only
hope that our experiences next year will be similar."
"The messages that you
conveyed -- about loving, honoring and being loyal to one's family,
about inclusion, about prejudice, and about the power of naturally
beautiful places like Williamstown -- are messages that transcend
our political differences. At least I hope they do."
"I just wanted to thank
you once more for the terrific time that we had with you last
Monday up here in Marquette. You were a genuinely interesting
person to converse with and that cannot be said of a lot of the
speakers we've had up here. Some have had massive egos or a total
lack of personality; can't say that with you. You were a total
"I have been to many
conferences over my 20+ year career, and your speech at the Broadmoor
was the best after dinner speech I have ever heard - entertaining
and educational - particularly on a personal level."