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Dr. Ming Wang, Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD, is a world-class laser eye surgeon, a philanthropist, co-founder of the Tennessee Immigrant and Minority Business Group, and a co-founder of the Common Ground Network which has published “Common Ground Bible Study.”

As a teenager, Ming fought valiantly in China’s Cultural Revolution – during which millions of innocent youth were deported to remote areas to face a life sentence of hard labor and poverty. He came to America with only $50 and earned two doctorate degrees, one in laser physics and one in medicine, and graduated with the highest honors from Harvard Medical School and MIT.

Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration has helped patients from over 40 states in the U.S. and 55 countries, with all sight restoration surgeries performed free-of-charge. Dr. Wang was named the Kiwanis Nashvillian of the Year for his lifelong dedication to help blind orphaned children from around the world.

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This series is presented in partnership with the Tennessee Immigrant & Minority Business Group.

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About the Series

The purpose of this lecture series is to promote civil dialogue on the economic, philosophical, and political benefits of an interconnected, tolerant, and cosmopolitan world. As economist Peter J. Boettke writes in his book The Struggle for a Better World, “Economic ideas play a vital role in the struggle to realize a better world. The hope for the twenty-first century, after the bloodshed of the twentieth and the inauspicious beginning of this century in terrorism and militarism, resides in the liberal ideal of a free and prosperous cosmopolitan order. We need an ethic for strangers that transcends national borders, rather than an ethic of geopolitics that rewards allies and aggresses against perceived enemies. The civilizing role of commerce and trade, a role recognized by the classics such as Voltaire, Montesquieu, Hume and Smith, must be appreciated once again.” In this spirit, this lecture series will feature academic scholars exploring the role of global trade, immigration, and de-escalation in establishing a more peaceful and prosperous future for all of humanity.

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About the Sponsor

The lead sponsor for this lecture series is Dr. Ming Wang, Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics), and guest lectures will be moderated by Dr. Wang and faculties of the MTSU Political Economy Research Institute. Dr. Wang is a world-renowned laser eye surgeon, philanthropist, and a co-founder of the non-profit Common Ground Network. As a teenager, Ming fought valiantly to escape China’s Cultural Revolution – during which millions of innocent youth were deported to remote areas to face a life sentence of hard labor and poverty. He came to America with only $50 and earned two doctorate degrees, one in laser physics and one in medicine, and graduated with the highest honors from Harvard Medical School and MIT. Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration has helped patients from over 40 states in the U.S. and 55 countries, with all sight restoration surgeries performed free-of-charge. Dr. Wang was named the Kiwanis Nashvillian of the Year for his lifelong dedication to help blind orphaned children from around the world.

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About the PERI at MTSU

The mission of the Political Economy Research Institute at Middle Tennessee State University is to engage undergraduate and graduate students with faculty in research that will further the
understanding of business and economic principles, as well as their impact on regional, national, and international financial conditions and the well-being of society. To advance its mission, the PERI will engage in research and educational programs which uncover the institutions and policies that encourage and enhance human well-being.

Established in late 2016, the PERI, under the direction of MTSU Economics Professor Dr. Daniel J. Smith, is a joint venture between the Jennings A. Jones College of Business and the University Honors College, established with initial seed money from the Charles Koch Foundation.

Visit mtsu.edu/peri to learn more.