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ARKADELPHIA -- Victor V. Claar, professor of economics at Henderson State University, will give the closing keynote address to students from around the American Midwest at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's Indianapolis Leadership Conference next month.

The conference will be held in Indianapolis, Ind., March 24-26. Claar will speak on "Economics and the Pursuit of Happiness," which is also the conference theme.

The event is expected to draw 50-60 student leaders aged 18-29. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in breakout discussions, learn from top scholars and develop lifelong connections.

The weekend's other speakers include Lawrence W. Reed, president of the Foundation for Economic Education; Tawni H. Ferrarini, the Sam M. Cohodas Professor of Economics at Northern Michigan University; and Michael Matheson Miller, research fellow at the Acton Institute and the director and producer of the award-winning documentary, "Poverty, Inc."

Claar teaches both undergraduate and graduate students at Henderson, and also serves on the faculty of the Honors College. He is an affiliate scholar of the Acton Institute.

Claar is a past Fulbright Scholar, having spent a year teaching graduate students and conducting research in the former Soviet Republic of Armenia. He has a lengthy record of publications, including his book, "Economics in Christian Perspective: Theory, Policy and Life Choices," now in its 10th printing and recently translated into Chinese for publication and sale in Taiwan.

School on 02/15/2017

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