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Human Capital, Inequality and Economic Growth

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

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Kevin M. Murphy (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)

Kevin M. Murphy is the George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago after graduating from UCLA with an undergraduate degree in economics. He is is the first professor at a business school to be chosen as a MacArthur Fellow and he was the 1997 John Bates Clark Medalist, a prize awarded “that American under the age of forty who is adjudged to have made a significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.” This event receives support from the Jack Miller Center through a grant from the Thomas W. Smith Foundation

What is Happening to the Family and Why

Thursday, 26 March 2020

7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

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Amy Wax (University of Pennsylvania Law School)

Amy Wax is Robert Mundheim Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she has taught since 2001. A graduate of Yale University, she was a Marshall Scholar at the University of Oxford before earning an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. As an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Wax argued 15 cases before the United States Supreme Court. Afterwards she taught at the University of Virginia Law School for sixteen years before moving to the University of Pennsylvania. This event receives support from the Jack Miller Center through a grant from the Thomas W. Smith Foundation.

Toward a More Humane Economy

Thursday, 20 February 2020

7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

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Mary Hirschfeld (Villanova University)

Mary Hirschfeld is Associate Professor of Economics and Theology at Villanova University, where she has taught since 2011. She earned a PhD in economics from Harvard University in 1989 and taught economics at Occidental College for fifteen years. In 2003, she quit her tenured position to pursue a second PhD in moral theology at the University of Notre Dame. Her scholarly work considers the boundaries between economics and theology, and her latest book is Aquinas and the Market: Toward a Humane Economy (2018). This event receives support from the Jack Miller Center through a grant from the Thomas W. Smith Foundation.

America in the Asian Pacific

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

7:30 PM | Galbreath Chapel (College Green)

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Michael J. Green (Georgetown University)

Michael J. Green is Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Director of Asian Studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He graduated from Kenyon College with highest honors in history in 1983 and received his M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advance and International Studies (SAIS) in 1987 and his PhD in 1994. He served on the staff of the National Security Council (NSC) from 2001 to 2005. Before joining the NSC staff, he was a senior fellow of East Asian security at the Council on Foreign Relations; director of the Edward O. Reischauer Center and Foreign Policy Institute and assistant professor at SAIS at Johns Hopkins University; research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses; and senior advisor on Asia in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. His most recent book is By More than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific since 1783 (2017). This event is co-sponsored by the George Washington Forum and the Contemporary History Institute. This event receives support from the Jack Miller Center through a grant from the Thomas W. Smith Foundation.

Brexit in Historical Perspective

Monday, 4 November 2019

6:00 PM | Baker Center Theater

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Jeremy Black (University of Exeter)

Jeremy Black MBE is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. He studied at Cambridge and Oxford before joining Durham Univesity as a lecturer in 1980. He joined Exeter University as Established Chair in History in 1996. A prolific lecturer and author, he has published more than 100 books. Many concern aspects of eighteenth-century British, European and American political, diplomatic and military history, but he has also published on the history of the press, cartography, warfare, culture and on the nature and uses of history. His most recent book is English Nationalism: A Short History (2018). This event is co-sponsored with the Contemporary History Institute and receives support from the Jack Miller Center through a grant from the Thomas W. Smith Foundation.