BB&T Program on the Moral Foundations of
Free Enterprise

In conjunction with Wingate University, the Jesse Helms Center is pleased to present the BB&T Program on the Moral Foundations of Free Enterprise. The program offers lectures at Wingate University for students and the general public on capitalism and other economics-based topics. Policy experts and academic faculty share presentations each semester. This lecture series is made possible by a grant from the BB&T Corporation.

Our Spring 2017 speaker was Dr. Michael Munger, professor of Economics at Duke University. His speech, “Tomorrow 3.0: The Sharing Economy” took place February 16th, 2017.


  • John Fund, National Affairs Columnist, National Review Magazine
  • Emily Ekins, Research Fellow at the Cato Institute
  • Dr. James Otteson, Executive Director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism
  • Adam Smith, Director of the Center for Free Market Studies at Johnson & Wales
  • Dawn Fotopulos, Associate Professor, The Kings College
  • Dr. Kim Holmes, former Assistant Secretary of State
  • Ben Freeth, Zimbabwe farmer and Human Rights Activist
  • J. Scott Moody, CEO of The Maine Heritage Policy Center
  • Dr. Peter Calcagno, College of Charleston
  • Dr. Tyler Cowen, George Mason University
  • Dr. Robert Lawson, Southern Methodist University
  • Dr. Dan Hammond, Wake Forest University
  • John Hawkins, President of Leadership Edge, Inc.
  • Dr. Paul Bonicelli, Houston Baptist University
  • Stephen Moore, Wall Street Journal


  • John Allison, BB&T Corporation

For more information about the BB&T Program on the Moral Foundations of Free Enterprise (including the BB&T Fellows Program and the Foundations of Free Enterprise Course taught at the school) contact Peter Frank at Wingate University via e-mail: