"Overdraft" University Symposia Series
Wake Forest University's BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism
Winston Salem, North Carolina
August 30, 2012 and September 12, 2012
Wake Forest University’s BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism was one of the first academic institutions to join the University Symposia Series and screen “Overdraft” for its student body. The Center, established in 2008, engages the university community and the public in a serious and sustained examination of capitalism and its impacts on society. In the fall of 2012, the Center devoted its programming to educating students about the core issues and serious implications of inaction on the national debt. “Overdraft” played a key role in the curriculum, with a campus screening for over 100 MBA students in August 2012 and an encore presentation for undergraduates that September. Related panel discussions and lectures followed throughout the semester. Culminating the fall programming, students were invited to enter an essay contest, “How Do We Fix America’s Deficit & Debt Crisis?”, drawing on their experience at the “Overdraft” screenings and in the classroom. Click for a full summary.