Yuri Maltsev at 2011 Lecture Photo: Jamie Moncrief

Yuri Maltsev - November 2011

"Communism and Health Care in the Soviet Union"

Dr. Yuri Maltsev, Professor of Economics at Carthage College in Wisconsin, earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Moscow State University, and his Ph.D. in Labor Economics at the Institute of Labor Research in Moscow, Russia. Before defecting to the United States in 1989, he was Chief Consultant of the Bank for Foreign Trade and then a member of a senior team of Soviet economists that worked on President Gorbachev's reforms package. Prior to joining Carthage, Dr. Maltsev was a Peace Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., a federal research institution. Dr. Maltsev has also consulted with different departments of the U.S. government and testified before Congress.

He has lectured at leading universities, corporations, banks, colleges, churches, and schools all over the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa. Dr. Maltsev has appeared on Cable Network News, Fox News, PBS NewsHour, C-Span, CBC and other American, Canadian, Spanish, Lithuanian and Finnish television and radio programs. He has authored five books and over a hundred articles published in The Christian Science Monitor, Newsday, Washington Times, Free Market, San Diego Union Tribune, Journal of Commerce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Seattle Times, and others. His chapter on Franklin Delano Roosevelt was included in a monumental volume: Reassessing American Presidency published in 2001 in Auburn, Alabama. Now he is working on a book The Tea Party Movement for Praeger Academic Publishers and is working on the second edition of his previously published Requiem to Marx (1994). He has contributed to the Encyclopedia of the World Poverty and numerous other publications.

Roddy Boyd - March 2012

"The Crisis of Credit and the Death of AIG"

Roddy Boyd is a 1990 graduate of Fordham University and a former MA Student at UNCW's History Department. He is a veteran of Wall Street's trading desks as a convertible bond trader and research analyst, and his experiences fostered a passion for financial reporting.

As a staff reporter, Mr. Boyd has written for several well-known publications including Institutional Investor News, The New York Sun, The New York Post and, most recently, Fortune Magazine. In addition, he has written for Slate Magazine's The Big Money website.

Fatal Risk: A Cautionary Tale of AIG's Corporate Suicide, his first book, was published last year by John Wiley & Sons, and was declared a "Best Business Book of The Year" by both Bloomberg News and The Independent newspaper and was one of 16 finalists (out of several thousand candidates) for the prestigious Financial Times/Goldman Sachs "Business Book of the Year" award.

Currently at work on a book about the prevalence of Chinese corporate fraud in the U.S. capital markets, he also owns the web's only conflict-of-interest free financial investigative reporting site, The Financial Investigator. Using the site, he regularly uses publicly available legal and financial filings to uncover corporate wrongdoing and misdirection.