"Dark Days in America - How to Get to Daybreak"
Author, Lecturer, and Actor
Scripps College invites you to an evening with author, lecturer, and actor Ben Stein as part of the annual Elizabeth Hubert Malott Public Affairs Program. Priority seating in Garrison Theater will be given to members of the Scripps community with their Scripps ID. All other seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, please contact the Office of Public Events at (909) 607-9372.
About the Speaker
Ben Stein, author, lecturer, and actor, has served as an economist at the Department of Commerce, a poverty lawyer in New Haven and Washington, D.C., a trial lawyer at the Federal Trade Commission, and an adjunct professor at American University in Washington, D.C., the University of California Santa Cruz, and Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
Stein was a speech writer and lawyer for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He has been a columnist and editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal and a frequent contributor to Barron’s. He has been a regular columnist for The New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, New York Magazine, and E! Online, and has written a lengthy diary for 20 years for The American Spectator. He currently writes a column on personal finance for Yahoo! and is a commentator for CBS Sunday Morning and Fox News.
A prolific and best-selling author, Stein has written or co-written 30 books, including seven novels. His 21 nonfiction books are mainly about finance, ethical and social issues in finance, and the political and social content of mass culture.
Stein is also a well-know actor in movies, TV, and commercials. His part of the boring teacher in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was recently ranked as one of the 50 most famous scenes in American film. From 1997 – 2002, he was host of the hit Comedy Central quiz show Win Ben Stein’s Money, which won seven Daytime Emmy Awards.
Ben Stein graduated from Columbia University with honors in economics and from Yale Law School, where he was class valedictorian. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 43 years, as well as with eight cats and four dogs, all rescues.