Dinesh D’Souza at Wheaton College
Monday and Tuesday, April 6-7, 2009
Co-sponsored with the The Billy Graham Center, and the Provost’s Office
Monday, April 6, 7:30 PM, Edman Chapel
"A Christian Response to the New Atheism" (mp3)
Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 PM Barrows Auditorium
"A Reasonable Faith: Intellectual Foundations for Communicating the Gospel in American Culture" (mp3)
This event is free and open to the public.
D'Souza has been called one of the "top young public-policy makers in the country" by Investor’s Business Daily. The New York Times Magazine named him one of America's most influential conservative thinkers. The World Affairs Council lists him as one of the nation's 500 leading authorities on international issues. Newsweek cited him as one of the country's most prominent Asian Americans.
A former policy analyst in the Reagan White House, D'Souza also served as John M. Olin Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College in 1983.
Mr. D'Souza's books have had a major influence on public opinion and public policy. His 1991 book Illiberal Education was the first study to publicize the phenomenon of political correctness. The book was widely acclaimed and became a New York Times bestseller for 15 weeks. It has been listed as one of the most influential books of the 1990's.
In 1995 D'Souza published The End of Racism, which became one of the most controversial books of the time and a national bestseller. D"Souza's 1997 book Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader was the first book to make the case for Reagan's intellectual and political importance. In 2000, D'Souza published The Virtue of Prosperity: Finding Values in an Age of Techno Affluence, which explores the social and moral implications of wealth.
In 2002 he published his New York Times bestseller What’s So Great About America , which was critically acclaimed for its thoughtful patriotism. His 2003 book Letters to a Young Conservative has become a handbook for a new generation of young conservatives inspired by D'Souza's style and ideas. The Enemy at Home: published in 2006, stirred up a furious debate both on the left and the right; even so, it became a national bestseller and will be published in paperback, January 2008, with a new Afterword by the author responding to his critics.
D'Souza's articles have appeared in virtually every major magazine and newspaper, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, Vanity Fair, New Republic, and National Review. He has appeared on numerous television programs, including the Today Show, Nightline, The News Hour, O'Reilly Factor, Moneyline, and Hannity and Colmes.
Promoting and encouraging the formation of moral character and the application of biblical ethics to contemporary moral decisions