Washington, DC | July 8, 2019 — The International Leaders Summit is pleased to announce that Dr. David Brat, dean of Liberty University’s School of Business and former US Congressman (2014-2019) has joined the think tank’s Executive Advisory Board. Dr. Dave Brat has participated at International Leaders Summit events in the United States and Israel and engaged elected officials and business, media and civil society leaders from Europe, India and the Middle East on key topics including the rule of law, freedom, economic reforms and securing peace through strength.
“Over the years, the International Leaders Summit and our key partners have truly appreciated Dr. Brat’s principled leadership in implementing America’s much needed tax reform which lowered our high tax rates, his consistent message to eliminate the soaring US debt and strong support to strengthening the rule of law,” said Natasha Srdoc, co-founder, International Leaders Summit. “There are few leaders who have upended the agenda of Washington, DC’s lobbyists and faithfully articulated the importance of transparency, accountability and a balanced budget. His participation at our think tank’s events on Capitol Hill and engagement at the Jerusalem Leaders Summit in Israel affirm his support of strong US-Israel ties and active engagement with allies from sovereign states of Europe and India on the economic and security fronts.”
Statement from Dr. David Brat, Dean of Liberty University’s School of Business and former US Congressman (2014-2019):
“As the new dean of the business school at Liberty University it is my honor to join America’s 75th Attorney General Ed Meese, Governor Phil Bryant, Sir Ivan Lawrence, Maurice McTigue, QSO, and other dedicated conservative leaders on the International Leaders Summit’s Executive Advisory Board. As a member of Congress, I participated at International Leaders Summit’s events on Capitol Hill and at the Jerusalem Leaders Summit in Israel communicating about the importance of our shared principles which compel us to strengthen the rule of law, emphasize the requisite ethics in government and the private sector and advance economic opportunity for all. I look forward to participating on the advisory executive leadership board and affirming our shared values and timeless principles with a coalition of principled leaders and respected organizations in the United States and joined by our trusted allies representing rule of law nations.” — David Brat, US Congressman (2014 – 2019)
Dave Brat (Ph.D. in Economics, The American University) served in the United States Congress for the Virginia District. Serving on the House Budget Committee, and as a member of the House Freedom Caucus, Dave led the charge in Congress for a more fiscally responsible budget process. His wealth of knowledge also comes from years of experience in the industry, as an economic consultant and 20+ years of work in higher education. Dr. Brat currently serves as the president of the Virginia Association of Economists and is a member of the Virginia Board of Accountancy. On January 2, 2019, former Congressman David Brat took the helm of the Liberty University School of Business.
“We welcome Dr. David Brat to the International Leaders Summit and commend him for his tireless efforts to advance principled solutions in America and affirm strategic ties with our trusted allies abroad to address security threats including cyber-attacks,” said Joel Anand Samy, co-founder, International Leaders Summit. “Dr. Brat’s principled stand to strengthen the rule of law in America and beyond has made a difference. We applaud Dr. Brat’s continued leadership in engaging America, Europe, India and Israel’s leaders on the rule of law, ethics, economic, technology and security fronts.”
Dr. David Brat and the leadership at Liberty University have officially opened its new, 78,000-square-foot School of Business. According to Liberty University, the three-story structure will be equipped with state-of-the art technology in its classrooms and professional meeting rooms. It will house the Center for Cyber Excellence and the Center for Entrepreneurship and will also feature a stock trading simulation room (in partnership with BB&T), information technology labs, networking and data centers, and a 500-seat auditorium.
According to Forbes, Liberty University is one of the largest private nonprofit universities in the nation with more than 100,000 students and more than 47,000 undergraduates. More than half live on one of the nation’s biggest campuses, which is more than 7,000 acres in Central Virginia.