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Millennial Policy Center adds advisers Walter E. Williams and Sam H. Zakhem

Author: Joey Bunch - May 1, 2018 - Updated: April 30, 2018

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Walter E. Williams
Economist Walter E. Williams is joining the Millennial Policy Center’s Advisory Council. (Photo courtesy of the Millennial Policy Center)

The Denver-based Millennial Policy Center has added economist Walter E. Williams and former ambassador Sam H. Zakhem to the Advisory Council for the conservative-leaning think tank for politically engaged young people.

Williams is the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University and a syndicated columnist. He is the author of more than 140 publications and scholarly journals.

Sam H. Zakhem
Sam H. Zakhem is joining the Millennial Policy Center’s Advisory Council. (Photo courtesy of the Millennial Policy Center)

“I am pleased to be a member of the Advisory Council of the Millennial Policy Center,” Williams said in a statement. “Together we can join the struggle to sell our fellow Americans on the moral superiority of personal liberty and its main ingredient – limited government.”

Zakhem is the former U.S. ambassador to Bahrain, nominated by President Reagan in 1986. He also served under President George H.W. Bush.

“The Millennial Policy Center and its Millennial leader, Jimmy Sengenberger, ought to be commended and supported so that future American generations will be born free and live free, and for America to always be a land of the free and a home of the brave,” he stated.

Sengenberger lauded the two new members and greeted their counsel with enthusiasm.

“Professor Williams has long been an inspirational leader in the march for individual liberty, limited government and free market ideas over his many years as a voice in economics and media,” he said. “Ambassador Zakhem is the truest kind of American patriot – a compelling, passionate advocate for the founding principles of the United States of America. I am honored to count both Professor Williams and Ambassador Zakhem among those on MPC’s esteemed Advisory Council.”

The other advisers are:

  • Former Colorado Senate President John Andrews, a founder and/or director of the Independence Institute, the Centennial Institute and three other think tanks.
  • Michael Barone, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and senior political analyst for The Washington Examiner.
  • Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute.
  • Ed Feulner, founder and former president of the Heritage Foundation.
  • Centennial Institute director Jeff Hunt.
  • Retired Regis University professor Jim Riley.
  • Former U.S. Rep. Bob Schaffer, who also is a former president of the Colorado Board of Education.

“As with all things, we recognize that the success of the Millennial Policy Center can only be achieved with the advice and counsel of experienced thought-leaders like Professor Williams, Ambassador Zakhem and Dr. Feulner,” Sengenberger added in a press release. “I appreciate the Advisory Council we have put together, and I look forward to what the future has in store for MPC, aided by their ongoing support.”

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.