Professor To Speak on Poverty

Bethel’s business department will be hosting a lecture on poverty given by Larry Mead, Ph.D., on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Middleton Hall of Science – Octorium.

Mead graduated from Harvard University with a doctorate in political science and is a professor of politics and public policy at New York University. Mead studies the link between major policy issues and the government. He has published seven different articles involving policy analysis and political analysis.

Mead will be speaking on his book “From Prophecy to Charity: How to Help the Poor.” Anyone interested in learning more about the causes of poverty and effective methods of escape from poverty should attend. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Contact Assistant Professor of Business Aaron Schavey, Ph.D., for more information at or 574.257.3281.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,000 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.