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The King's College Announces 2009-2010 Distinguished Visitor Series

Leading Writers, Activists, Musicians, and Artists a Part of The King's College Plan to Become a Center For Christian Thought in the Heart of New York City

Contact: Warren Smith, 646-237-8904, 704-661-9137 (cell)

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- The King's College plans to have 29 political, economic, and cultural leaders on its Empire State Building campus this fall as part of its 2009-2010 Distinguished Visitor Series.

"The King's College is becoming a place where Christian leaders and others come to explore new concepts," said Dr. Marvin Olasky, the provost of The King's College.  "The 2009-2010 Distinguished Visitor Series uses our great location to expose our students to great ideas."

WORLD Magazine will co-sponsor the series.  Olasky, who is also the editor-in-chief of WORLD magazine, will interview guests and then invite student questions. Responses by the distinguished visitors become the basis for a magazine article that allows them to reach not only students but WORLD's 400,000 readers as well. Olasky said that the students' ability to see the entire process -- from "event to print" -- provides an extra learning dimension.
Below is a list of the visitors for fall, 2009:

Aug. 26 - Mark Whitacre  
Corporate whistleblower, subject of new movie starring Matt Damon

Sept. 1 - Bob Cote   
Director of Step 13, Denver -- One of  America's best homeless shelters

Sept. 4 - Alistair Burt  
Member of Parliament and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party

Sept. 9 - Mark Tooley  
President, Institute for Religion and Democracy 

Sept. 11- Mike Adams  
Syndicated columnist, author of Welcome to the Ivory Tower of Babel

Sept. 14 - Jim DeMint  
U.S. Senator from South Carolina, author of Saving Freedom

Sept. 16 - Lauren Green  
Fox News Religion Reporter/Editor

Sept. 23 - Ted Cruz  
Texas Attorney General candidate

Sept. 25 - Rebecca Hagelin  
Heritage Foundation executive and writer about families

Sept. 29 - Megan Alexander  
Correspondent, Inside Edition (interview by associate provost Harry Bleattler) 

Oct. 1 - Jay Richards 
Author of Money, Greed, and God

Oct. 5 - Darrow Miller  
Food for the Hungry executive, author of LifeWork and other books

Oct. 9 - Jim Ryun  
Former congressman and holder of the world record for the mile run

Oct. 12 - Anthony Bradley  
Theologian and economist (Covenant Seminary, Acton Institute)

Oct. 14 - John Beckett  
Business executive and author of Mastering Monday and Loving Monday: Succeeding in Business Without Selling Your Soul

Oct. 19 - Steve Meyer  
Author, Signature in the Cell -- Part of Darwin week (November brings the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species publication)

Oct. 21 - Richard Dawkins (tent.)_ 
Author, The God Delusion -- Part of Darwin week

Oct. 23 - David Berlinski  
Author, The Devil's Delusion:  Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions -- Part of Darwin week

Oct. 26 - Makoto Fujimura  
Artist, author, and former member, National Council On The Arts

Oct. 30 - Amy Sullivan  
Time magazine senior writer

Nov. 3 - Mary Cunningham
Agee Former business executive; The Nurturing Network founder/president

Nov. 5 - Marjorie Dannenfelser
President, Susan B. Anthony List (pro-life political action committee)

Nov. 10 - P.J. Hill   
Wheaton College economics professor

Nov. 12 - Michael Horton  
Author of The Gospel-Driven Life and Christless Christianity

Nov. 17 - Alexis Brunner  
Creative director, Animal Planet (interview by Harry Bleattler)

Nov. 30 - Tim Keller  
Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, and best-selling author

Dec. 2 - Michael Card 
Musician and author of The Hidden Face of God and other books

Dec. 3 - Arthur Brooks  
President, American Enterprise Institute, and author of Gross National Happiness

Dec. 4 - Bret Lott   
Novelist (Ancient Highway, Jewel, and other books)

These events, free and open to the public, will take place in the City Room on the lower level of the Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, New York.  Beginning at noon and concluding at 1:10 pm., these are "brown bag" events; audience members are welcome to bring lunches and enjoy them during the interviews.