Charles Wiley Lecture: “Modern Youth in a Time of Economic Crisis”

Charles Wiley of Accuracy In Media will be speaking at Grove City College at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 31 in the PEW Recital Hall, on the topic “Modern Youth in a Time of Economic Crisis.”

Says the speaker-rating site Training Forum, “As a speaker…nothing short of dynamic.  As a debater…world class…. Charles captivates and shocks audiences worldwide…always delivering a smashing and dynamic presentation.”

Charles Wiley has lectured in all 50 states and on 5 continents.  While reporting from 100 countries, his search for facts led to his arrest eight times by secret police, including the KGB, and imprisonment in a Cuban dungeon while he was a correspondent for New York City radio station WOR.  Wiley has covered 11 wars — four times in Vietnam that involved the Tet offensive — including reporting for NBC, UPI, the London Express and many other U.S. and foreign news media.

A graduate of New York University, Charles Wiley’s freelance articles and photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek and Time.  A well-known radio/TV talk-show personality, he has appeared on hundreds of network and local programs, including many times on CNN Crossfire and C-Span.

Wiley has lectured, and resided on campus, in China (Jinan University, Guangzhou) and Russia (Leningrad University and Moscow State University) and elsewhere abroad — including talks in Germany, Taiwan, Australia, South Africa, Thailand, Namibia, Mongolia, Spain, Luxembourg, England, Italy, and Albania.  He helped establish guidelines for a free press in Mongolia, was a speaker for the White House Public Outreach Group, lectured in New Zealand at the Civil Defence Academy and played a major role at international conferences.  Wiley frequently addresses military audiences in the USA and abroad including the Naval War College, the Defense Intelligence Agency school, the Air Force school for its top NCO’s, the Navy Postgraduate School, CincPac, the UK intelligence school and many others.  He was the keynote speaker at a Jane’s two-day conference in Washington on homeland defense and terrorism.  He went into Afghanistan, with the mujahideen, during the war against the Soviet Union.  Later during a tour of Kosovo, his visits to troops from many nations included the Russian 13th Tactical Group.

Wiley speaks at dozens of colleges & high schools every year – and to youth audiences throughout the United States, including annual talks to almost 2000 of the country’s top HS seniors at Boy’s State in two states, and annual talks at UC Berkeley (up to 800 students). He has one-on-one conversations, about their society, with hundreds of students – and otherwise tracks their activities. He is also able to compare his experiences at universities in foreign countries with the picture in the USA.  At Grove City College, he has become known as a very popular and exciting lecturer.

Early in life, Wiley had a very successful 13-year show business career.  He served in the Pacific during World War II.