present Dr. Robert Heilbroner. Dr. Heilbroner has
been studying the great economists ever since he was
introduced to them at Harvard University. He graduated summa cum laude in 1940, and went on to practice
economics in government and business. During World
War II Dr. Heilbroner was awarded the Bronze Star for
his service in the U.S. Army. In 1963 he received his
PhD from the New School for Social Research. Later Dr.
Heilbroner returned there as the Norman Thomas
Professor of Economics.
An extremely prolific writer. Dr. Heilbroner's most
widely known book was written when he was a
graduate student; The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers (1953) has been
published in more than 30 nations and was revised for
the sixth edition in 1987. Included among his other
books are The Future as History: The Historic Currents of Our Time and the Direction in Which They are Taking America (1960), The Great Ascent: The Struggle for Economic Development in Our Time (1963), An
Inquiry into the Human Prospect (1974), The Nature and Logic of
Capitalism (1985), and his most recent book, Behind the Veil of
Economics: Essays in the Worldly Philosophy (1988).
Dr. Heilbroner continues to teach and lecture, and his
essays and reviews appear frequently in The New Yorker
and The New York Review of Books.
During his presentation Dr. Heilbroner will share
with us his thoughts about the current economic climate
and his expectations about the coming age. Please join
us for what is sure to be an insightful and informative
evening. Dr. Heilbroner's presentation begins at 7:00,
and will be preceded by a 5:30 reception and 6:00
dinner. To reserve your space at dinner, return the
enclosed coupon to the Athenaeum.