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LAKELAND, Fla. – Author Tim Carney will speak on Wednesday, March 16, at Southeastern University (SEU) in the Politically Speaking Lecture Series. Hosted by SEU’s American Center for Political Leadership (ACPL), the lecture is entitled “Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse.” 

The event is open to the public and will be held at 10 a.m. on Southeastern’s Lakeland campus in the Buena Vida West Auditorium.

Currently, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Carney’s work focuses on economic competition, cronyism, civil society, localism, and religion in America.

He is also the senior political columnist at the Washington Examiner.

His lecture will focus on the importance of religion in maintaining a healthy civil society and will draw from his latest book, Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse. 

His previous books include Obamanomics: How Barack Obama Is Bankrupting You and Enriching His Wall Street Friends, Corporate Lobbyists, and Union Bosses and The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money, which was awarded the 2008 Culture of Enterprise award by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

In addition to his Washington Examiner columns, Carney’s work has been published in a variety of magazines, websites, and newspapers, including The Atlantic, New York Post, The New York Times, Reason Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. His television appearances include CNBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the “PBS NewsHour.”

Register for the “Politically Speaking” lecture event here. If you have any questions about the event, please email the ACPL’s Academic Director Dr. James Shuls at

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