Commentator John Stossel will be the main speaker during the College of Charleston’s Adam Smith Week. Stossel will speak on March 25, 2010 in the Physicians Auditorium starting at 7:00 pm.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and seating is limited.

The second annual event hosted by the College of Charleston School of Business is open to the public.

Stossel joined Fox Business Network in October of 2009. He is the host of “Stossel,” a weekly program highlighting current consumer issues with a libertarian viewpoint, which debuted on December 10, 2009. He also appears regularly during daytime and primetime hours on Fox News Channel (FNC) providing his signature analysis.

Prior to joining FBN, Stossel co-anchored ABC’s primetime newsmagazine show, 20/20, since 2003. While there he contributed in-depth special reports and recurring segments on a variety of consumer topics, from pop culture to government and business

Adam Smith Week runs from March 22 – 26, 2010.  It is sponsored by the Initiative for Public Choice and Market Process (IPCM) that was founded in 2008 with a generous gift from the BB&T Charitable Foundation and the Charles G. Koch Foundation.

“Adam Smith is one of the most recognizable figures in economics, and his contributions to the fields of philosophy and economics are still relevant today,” says Pete Calcagno, associate professor of economics and Director of the IPCM.  “His concept of the invisible hand is considered the classic statement on laissez faire capitalism.”

Through a variety of venues, Adam Smith Week is a way for the IPCMP to create awareness and explore important economic topics for students at the College of Charleston.  The weeklong event has a series of educational opportunities for students, faculty and the community to engage in discussion on Adam Smith and his economic philosophies.