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Yonai to Present Talk on Free Enterprise on April 11

Posted on: April 9, 2024
By Billy Cannada,

Tigerville, SC—Free enterprise scholar Dr. Derek Yonai will present a lecture on Thursday, April 11, in Hayes Ministry Center’s Moore Hall at 7 p.m. on North Greenville University’s Tigerville campus.

Yonai is the Peter and Sue Freytag Associate Professor of Economics in the School of Business at Flagler College and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics.

“We are very pleased that our campus community will have the opportunity to hear Dr. Yonai this week,” said Dr. John Duncan, dean of NGU’s College of Business and Entrepreneurship. “Dr. Yonai will speak about the importance of morality in a free enterprise system and the role that business education plays in establishing virtue and morality in a free market society.”

Previously, Yonai was a tenured Associate Professor of Business at Emporia State University and was the Director of the Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics. Prior to joining Emporia State University, he was the Managing Director of the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

Yonai was also the Founding Director of the Center for Free Enterprise at Florida Southern College and the Lundy Chair of the Philosophy of Business at Campbell University. At Florida Southern College and Campbell University he was responsible for developing and supervising their free enterprise education and outreach programs.

Yonai has been recognized for his teaching earning the “Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award” at Campbell University and the “Spirit of Inquiry Award” by the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

His published research discusses the economic role of property rights and the law and his popular writings deal with the importance of economic freedom.  Yonai’s most recent research addresses how business and management scholars misunderstand Milton Friedman’s work and the free enterprise system.

Thursday evening’s lecture is free and open to the public.

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