‘What to Expect’ Author is Next IBC Keynote Speaker at TAMIU
Posted: 11/7/13

‘What to Expect’ Author is Next
IBC Keynote Speaker Nov. 13 at TAMIU

American journalist and author Jonathan V. Last will bring his expertise on fertility and demographics to the next Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) International Bank of Commerce 2013-14 Keynote Speaker Series Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.

Jonathan Last

Jonathan V. Last

Admission is free and open to the public. A reception starts at 7 p.m.

Translation services, from English to Spanish, will also be available.

Last’s lecture, “What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic Disaster,” is based on his book by the same name.

According to Last, the “population bomb” we were warned about never exploded. He cites statistics from around the world which say the population growth has actually been slowing for two generations. Last points to the wave of immigration over the past 30 years which kept the U.S. population from shrinking.

“Because if America wants to continue to lead the world, we need to have more babies,” according to Last.

He is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard in Washington. His writings have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Post, The Claremont Review of Books, First Things, The Week, Salon, Slate, TV Guide and elsewhere.

He is a regular commentator on both television and radio and has appeared on outlets ranging from ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News Channel to PBS, NPR, CNBC, Sky News, and the BBC.

Read his blog at www.JonathanLast.com

This Speaker Series presents practical and targeted lectures imparted by distinguished leaders, recognized experts and outstanding scholars in the trade and business arenas.

It brings to the University individuals of exceptional accomplishment and expertise to enhance the academic experience of TAMIU students, faculty and the community.

For more information, please contact Amy Palacios, associate director, Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade, at 326.2820, visit offices in WHTC 222E, e-mail amy@tamiu.edu or visit freetrade.tamiu.edu

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