Freakonomics author will give Oppenheimer Family Foundation lecture this fall

The best-selling author of Freakonomics, Steve Levitt, will be the keynote speaker to kick off Homecoming, Reunion, and Family Weekend, October 4-6.

The College is pleased to announce this year’s Oppenheimer Family Foundation lecturer: Steven Levitt, University of Chicago economist, best-selling author of Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, and acclaimed writer of the blog “Freakonomics.”

Professor Levitt will speak on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, across from Lake Forest College’s North Campus. The talk is open to the public and free of charge.

The talk is sponsored by the Oppenheimer Family Foundation lecture series. Professor Levitt joins a long list of Oppenheimer lecturers who have given talks on campus over the last several years, including former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Pulitzer-Prize winning author and journalist Thomas Friedman, economist and presidential advisor John Kenneth Galbraith, Lincoln historian Eric Foner, and still many others.