Johnson Center lecturer and dedication ceremony

Posted: Monday, 30 January 2012

Feb. 10: Troy University will formally dedicate the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy beginning at 10 a.m. with a reception in the atrium of Bibb Graves Hall on the Troy Campus.

The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the atrium. Immediately following the dedication ceremony, the Johnson Center will host Arthur Brooks in the Trojan Center Theater. The lecture will begin at 11:15 a.m. This presentation will be appropriate for coverage by business writers and editors, political correspondents, economic/financial reporters and general news reporters.

At 11 a.m., a media availability with Arthur Brooks, Dr. Manley Johnson and Chancellor Jack Hawkins will take place in the Johnson Center conference room. This availability will end no later than 11:15 a.m.

Please contact Clif Lusk via email at to confirm your organization's attendance and numbers, along with any coverage requirements.

Background on the Johnson Center may be accessed by clicking here: Johnson Center.

Arthur C. Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, a non-partisan public policy think tank in Washington, D.C., committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity and strengthening free enterprise. Until 2009, he served as the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government Policy at Syracuse University, where his research focused on the intersections of economics, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. The author of nine books, his newest, "The Battle: How the fight between Free Enterprise and Big Government will shape the future," has achieved high reviews.

Manuel H. Johnson is a TROY alumnus, Troy native and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors. Along with the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation and BB&T bank, he supported the creation of the Johnson Center with a $3.6 million gift to promote teaching and research efforts that examine the role economic freedom plays in economic development and human prosperity.