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Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics & Economics (FPE)

Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics & Economics exists to advance the training of Wheaton College students and the greater community in the understanding of market economies, representative democracies, limited government and the redeeming effect of the Christian worldview on the practice of business, government and politics.
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Fall 2018 Newsletter
  • “2008-2018 Decennial Reflections,” by Director, David C. Iglesias
  •  “The Great Recession of 2008:  Retrospective,” interview with Bill Scholl by Seth Norton
  •  “Critical Steps for North Korea Relations after the Singapore Summit,” by Morse Tan

Spring 2019

Arthur Brooks - American Enterprise Institute

Love Your Enemies

Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute, spoke about Love Your Enemies: Saving America from the Culture of Contempt on April 2, 2019.

View the Brooks video
Abigail Chen Data Driven Debates

Abigail Chen vs. Danny Du

2019 Data Driven Debate: Abigail Chen debates Danny Du on the subject of "super companies" and whether or not they are good for the American economy in the long term. 

Watch Chen vs. Du
 Mary Preston Austin Data Driven Debates

Mary Preston Austin vs. Courtney Baer

2019 Data Driven Debate: Mary Preston Austin debates Courtney Baer on the topic of artificial intelligence.

Watch Austin vs. Baer

We Both Work…Who Does the Laundry?

Panelists: Kristin Colber-Baker ’86, Global Director, Mars, Inc.;  Bonnie Wurzbacher ’77, former Chief Resource Dev. OFC and Sr. VP, Coca-Cola; Dr. Bryan McGraw, Dept. Chair/Assoc. Prof., Politics; Dr. Jeremy Cook, Asst. Prof., Econ.  - Wednesday, September 26, Phelps Room

Watch the panel discussion

The Financial Crisis of 2008:  A View from the Inside

Steve Preston, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from 2008-2009 - Monday, September 24, Meyer Science Center, Lecture Hall 145,

Watch the Preston presentation

2017-2018 Events

Data Driven Debate - The Affordable Care Act

Monday, March 19, 2018
Bakke Auditorium, Marion E. Wade Center
JD Carpenter and Hailey Kramer address the subject of The Affordable Care Act as a part of three Data Driven Debates hosted by The Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics.

Watch Carpenter vs. Kramer

Data Driven Debate - Climate Change

Monday, March 19, 2018
Bakke Auditorium, Marion E. Wade Center
Tyler Long and Tyler Waaler tackle the subject of climate change as a part of three Data Driven Debates hosted by The Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics.

Watch Long vs. Waaler

Data Driven Debates - Mass Incarceration

Monday, March 19, 2018
Bakke Auditorium, Marion E. Wade Center
Adam Eaton and Joel Erickson address the subject of mass incarceration as a part of three Data Driven Debates hosted by The Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics.

Watch Eaton vs. Erickson

The Healthcare Labyrinth - Where Do We Go From Here?

Wednesday, February 28
Meyer Science Center, Lecure Hall 145
The Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics hosted a presentation by Sally Pipes, President and Chief Executive officer of the Pacific Research Institute.

View the Pipes presentation

Robotics & Emerging Technologies: Friend or Foe of the American Worker

November 1, 2017
The Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics hosted a presentation by Nigel M. de S. Cameron, Ph.D., who serves as President of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies in Washington, D.C.

Watch the Cameron presentation

Christian Political Witness in the Age of Trump

April 4, 2017
Peter Wehner
The Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics hosted a conversation between Peter Wehner, American writer and a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and Wheaton College associate professor of politics Dr. Bryan McGraw.
Watch the McGraw/Wehner conversation

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The Healthcare Labyrinth

Sally C. Pipes
February 28th, 2018
FPE was privileged to bring Sally C. Pipes, current President and Executive Director at the Pacific Research Institute (PRI) and prominent thinker on healthcare policy in the United States, to speak on the future of healthcare reform in the United States. 

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