FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (3/06)
Contact: Lynn Stewart or Kelsey Johnson, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120
Author of Capitalism's
Achilles Heel to Speak, Kick Off Pate Scholarship March 27 at Centenary
SHREVEPORT, LA — One of the country’s foremost experts on
money laundering and illegal flight capital, Raymond W. Baker, will be
the featured speaker March 27 at a dinner for alumni, students, and friends
of Frost School of Business.
The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Kilpatrick Auditorium in the college's
R.E. Smith Building at the corner of Kings Highway and Woodlawn Street.
It kicks off fundraising for an endowed scholarship in memory of Dr. Woodrow
Pate, longtime professor of economics.
“When I visit with alumni who graduated between the years 1950 and
1979 they speak with fondness and gratitude of the lessons learned from
Woody Pate,” said Dr. Chris Martin, dean of the Frost School of
Business. “I trust that those who knew Dr. Pate and who were so
influenced by this great teacher and scholar will view the endowed scholarship
as a fitting tribute.”
Baker will speak on the corrosive effects of “dirty money”
in the global free market system, the subject of his new book, Capitalism’s
Achilles Heel (Willey, 2005). His work draws on over four decades
of experiences in international business in some two dozen countries.
He is a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and a senior Fellow
at the Center for International Policy. He has conducted research on and
written, spoken, and testified before Congress about money laundering
and illegal flight capital.
Tickets to the event cost $25 per plate, with reservations needed by Friday,
March 24. For further information, call (318) 869-5141 or email the Office
of Alumni Relations at email@example.com.
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