Mar 30, 2021

College of the Ozarks to host livestream event featuring the Honorable Newt Gingrich

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks will provide a livestream event, featuring the Honorable Newt Gingrich as keynote speaker, on April 15, 2021, at 1 p.m., CT.

The public is invited to join in free of charge.

The livestream will feature a session by Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley, the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and the academic director at The Fund for American Studies (TFAS); a panel discussion on Socialism by those who have experienced it, including C of O alumni and former faculty; and a plenary discussion led by Morgan Zegers, CEO of Young Americans Against Socialism.

The purpose of the inaugural 2021 digital Spring Forum on Free Enterprise is to introduce viewers to the history and guiding principles of two competing economic systems affecting America’s political landscape: capitalism and socialism. The discussion will challenge participants to examine the underlying assumptions and moral outcomes of both systems.

To experience this livestreaming event, register at :

Livestream Schedule (April 15, beginning at 1 p.m. Central Time)

Welcome and Introduction by Dr. Jerry C. Davis, President of College of the Ozarks

“The Morality of Democratic Capitalism,” by Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley

Panel Discussion: Lives Under Socialism (by those who have experienced it)

Presentation by Morgan Zegers, founder of Young Americans Against Socialism

Keynote Address by the Honorable Newt Gingrich

Panel Discussion: Lives Under Socialism

A panel consisting of College of the Ozarks alumni and one former faculty member, all of whom have experienced life under socialism or communism, will discuss how such governing systems affected their nations, communities, and families. From experiencing the Castro revolution in Cuba to being declared an enemy of the state in Albania, each participant will share unique experiences, uncovering the harmful nature of both socialist and communist regimes.

More about The Honorable Newt Gingrich

An intellectually fearless visionary and historian, Newt Gingrich is one of the foremost economic, social, political, and security-focused conservative thinkers today. He is well-known as the architect of the “Contract with America” that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing a majority in the United States House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. Gingrich was also a Republican candidate for president of the United States in 2012.

Other achievements include being chairman of consulting and media outlet Gingrich 360, annually speaking at approximately 30 marquees worldwide, and having served as a member on both the Defense Council Board and the Terrorism Task Force for the Council on Foreign Relations.

Gingrich continues to promote American values as he works toward thinking through and helping solve our nation’s greatest challenges in health care, education, national security, and many other areas.