WEIRDest People in the World Author to Keynote Competitive Enterprise Institute Event September 21

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The Competitive Enterprise Institute today announced that Dr. Joseph Henrich, Harvard professor and author of The WEIRDest People in the World, will deliver the keynote address at CEI’s Julian L. Simon Memorial Award Dinner on September 21.

“Henrich’s thesis of WEIRD psychology, cultural openness, and economic prosperity will have a major impact on future work in geopolitics, economic development, political polling, immigration, and free trade for a long time to come,” predicted CEI Senior Fellow Ryan Young in a 2020 book review.

The 2021 event will be held at the REACH at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a beautiful new venue in Washington, D.C., followed the next day by a policy summit.  

HOST: Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)

FEATURED GUESTS: Dr. Joseph Henrich


WHAT:  Julian L. Simon Memorial Award Dinner and Summit

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 21 (6:00pm ET) and Wednesday, Sept. 22 (9:00am ET)

WHERE: The REACH at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.

MEDIA CONTACT: [email protected]

About the Julian L. Simon Memorial Award:

The 2021 Julian L. Simon Memorial Award winner is William Easterly, Professor of Economics at New York University, Co-Director of the NYU Development Research Institute, and author of three books including The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor.

Julian L. Simon (1932-1998) was a free-market economist and business professor known for his optimism about the future of mankind. His groundbreaking research built the case for how human ingenuity would allow the environment to support the world’s increasing population over the long-term, demonstrating human beings are an asset to the planet, not a liability. Simon authored the 1981 classic, The Ultimate Resource, which debunked eco-doomsayers’ predictions that modern civilization is unsustainable. > View more about Simon’s legacy on