Hobby School to Host Talk by Former Cato Institute CEO John Allison

John Allison
John Allison

The election of Donald Trump has raised fundamental questions about how the United States will govern itself, including whether policy will empower individuals on personal issues including health care, education and business.

John Allison, former CEO of BB&T and executive in residence at the Wake Forest University School of Business, will discuss some of those issues Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the University of Houston. The talk is part of the UH Hobby School of Public Affairs’ BB&T Speaker Series in Political Economy, Free Markets and Free Societies.

Allison is also former president and CEO of the Cato Institute, where he remains on the board of directors.

His talk, set for 1 p.m., will explore the historic tensions between elites and non-elites and what that means for crafting public policy.


WHAT:                “The Philosophic Fight for the Future of America,”

                              part of the BB&T Speaker Series in Political

                              Economy, Free Markets and Free Societies at the

                             UH Hobby School of Public Affairs

WHEN:                     1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15.

WHERE:                    UH Student Center South Midtown Room.

MEDIA CONTACT:  Jeannie Kever, 713-743-0778, m-713-504-3769, jekever@uh.edu.