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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

Fall 2018 Events

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

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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,

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Recent 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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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