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Jane Turnis
(719) 389-6138

Leslie Weddell
(719) 389-6038


One of the “Top Speakers of the 21st Century” to light up economics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Feb. 19, 2007 – Todd Buchholz, former director of economic policy at the White House and a managing director of the $15 billion Tiger hedge fund, will speak on “Competing in the New Global Economy” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26 in Gates Common Room, on the third floor of Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave., on the Colorado College campus.

Buchholz, who is known for lighting up economics with a sparkling wit, was named one of the “21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century” by Successful Meetings Magazine. Buchholz entertains his audiences and shows them how to thrive in a challenging economy, while gearing up for future posterity. Buchholz is a frequent commentator on ABC News, CBS News, CNN and PBS, and he recently hosted his own special on CNBC, “Open Exchange with Todd Buchholz.”

From 1989 to 1992, Buchholz served at the White House as a director for economic policy. His  books and articles are studied around the world for their insights into cutting-edge issues that shake the financial markets, politics and the economy. In addition to the White House, Buchholz has advised such leading firms as Microsoft, Merrill Lynch, IBM, SAP and Toyota. 
His editorials in the Wall Street Journal correctly forecasted the 2001 slowdown in the U.S., and The New York Times has turned to him to decipher terrorist threats and the job market.

Buchholz won the Allyn Young Teaching Prize at Harvard and holds advanced degrees in economics and law from the University of Cambridge and Harvard University. He has authored numerous books that have been translated into a dozen languages and are used in universities nationwide, including “Market Shock: 9 Economic and Social Upheavals that Will Shake Our Financial Future,” the best-selling “New Ideas from Dead Economists” and “From Here to Economy.” His latest book, “New Ideas from Dead CEOs,” and his novel “The Castro Gene,” will be released in May.

Buchholz’ lecture is the annual H. Chase Stone Lecture in Economics at Colorado College. The event is free and open to the public. For information, directions or disability accommodation at the event, members of the public may call (719) 389-6607.

About Colorado College
Colorado College is a nationally prominent, four-year liberal arts and sciences college that was founded in Colorado Springs in 1874. The college operates on the innovative Block Plan, in which its 1,945 students study one course at a time in intensive 3½-week blocks. For more information, visit www.ColoradoCollege.edu <http://www.ColoradoCollege.edu>.