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Lecture: Deirdre McCloskey

3/15/17 7:30pm to 9:00pm

 Please join us for a talk by the eminent economist Deirdre McCloskey, Ph.D. one week from today, Wednesday, March 15th in the Hepburn Auditorium (218) beginning at 7:30 PM

The title of the presentation is “Humane Libertarianism: A New American Liberalism.”

Professor McCloskey is a world-renowned economist, historian, and rhetorician.  She is the author of over 400 peer-reviewed academic articles and 17 books, including Economical Writing, Crossing: A Memoir, and (most recently) Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World, the third volume of her trilogy entitled "The Bourgeois Era." She earned a B.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Iowa, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently she is Distinguished Professor of Economics and of History, Professor of English and of Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago, Emerita. 

Given her expansive and extensive work in many fields, this event is a great opportunity for multidisciplinary participation, and I especially encourage members of the English, Government, History, Gender Studies, Philosophy, and Communications departments to consider attending.    

The event is part of the Department of Economics Visiting Speaker Series in Political Economy, funded by the Charles Koch Foundation, and is open to the public.

Cookies, coffee, etc. will be served.