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MEDIA CONTACT: Kami Barrett
561-799-8813, kbarre10@fau.edu

FAU Jupiter’s Lifelong Learning Society Presents The New York Times Best Selling Author, John Perkins

JUPITER, FL (February 27, 2012) - Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter will present a lecture by John Perkins, author of Hoodwinked, Confessions of an Economic Hitman and The Secret History of the American Empire, on Tuesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the Lifelong Learning Society complex at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter.

Hoodwinked,Perkin’s latest book, is a blueprint for a new form of global economics. Identifying corporations as “the most influential institutions on the planet,” he examines companies and policies that impact people’s lives and offer steps that society can take to create a sustainable and just world.

Perkins has advised the World Bank, United Nations, International Monetary Fund, U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. He worked directly with heads of state and chief executive officers of major companies. His books have sold more than 1 million copies and are published in more than 30 languages. He is a founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance;  has lectured at more than 50 universities around the world; and is the author of books on indigenous cultures and transformation. He has been featured on ABC, NBC, CNN, NPR, A&E and the History Channel; in Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Der Spiegel and many other publications; and in numerous documentary films.

For ticket information, contact the Lifelong Learning Society at 561-799-8667.

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The Lifelong Learning Society at FAU Jupiter is dedicated to enriching the lives of adults of all ages by offering non-credit, university-level courses that are taught by highly qualified professors and distinguished guest lecturers. For more information, visit www.llsjupiter.com .

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