Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics (FPE)

Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics exists to advance the training of Wheaton College students and the greater community in the understanding of market economies, representative democracies, limited government and the redeeming effect of the Christian worldview on the practice of business, government and politics.

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Spring 2016 Events

  • Friendship Across the Aisle: In Pursuit of Justice, Human Rights, and Global Religious Freedom, March 17. View Event >>
  • Poverty Inc., Film Screening Roundtable Discussion, February 23. View Event >>
  • Israel: Facing the Current Challenges in the Middle East - Israeli Consul General to the Midwest, Roey Gilad, February 17. View Event >>

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Read our Spring 2016 newsletter (PDF) which includes summary findings of the Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections.  The Task Force recommendations will be used to impact public policy with significant economic and social implications for our nation.  Also included are retrospectives on Center events regarding the Eurocrisis, service in the White House and U.S. Mint, expectations for the current presidential election, and student responses from the film, Poverty, Inc..  Don’t miss insights into current research by professors Min Dong Paul Lee, Ph.D. and Winnie Fung, Ph.D. entitled, “Doing Incarnational Business as Mission:  A Case Study in India.”


Iron Sharpens Iron 2015: The Political Economy of Latin America

During the summer of 2015, the Iron Sharpens Iron Program enrolled 11 students who had taken the pre-requisite courses for the study of political economy in Colombia, Panama and Peru. The summer instruction on campus included a month of classwork and then travel to three countries in Latin America chosen for their economic growth after a period of prolonged internal violence due to political factionalism, narco-trafficking and communist or right wing insurgencies.

Read blog posts from our students during their trip to Colombia, Panama and Peru:

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Poverty, Inc.Film Screening Roundtable Discussion, February 23

 

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