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October 15, 2004|Volume 33, Number 7















James K. Galbraith

Noted specialists will assess
aspects of globalization in talks

The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization will sponsor three talks this week -- one by a noted political analyst, one by a former secretary of the U.S. Treasury and one by an expert on global governance.

James K. Galbraith to discuss 'The Evolution of Inequality'

James K. Galbraith, the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and professor of government at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, will discuss "The Evolution of Inequality Under Globalization: Some Fresh Facts for a Stalemated Debate."

His talk will take place on Monday, Oct. 18 at noon in Rm. 211, Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York St. The talk is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m.

Galbraith, who received his Ph.D. in economics from Yale, teaches economics at the University of Texas, Austin. An analyst of economic and political issues, he writes a column for the Texas Observer and is a contributor to The Nation, The American Prospect and other periodicals. His op-ed pieces have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Newsday and other major newspapers. He is currently the national chair of Economists Allied for Arms Reduction, an international association of professional economists concerned with peace and security issues.

Galbraith is the director of the University of Texas Inequality Project and serves as a senior scholar of the Jerome Levy Economics Institute.

Galbraith has coauthored two textbooks, "The Economic Problem," with Robert L. Heilbroner and "Macroeconomics," with William Darity Jr. He is also the author of "Created Unequal: The Crisis in American Pay" and "Inequality and Industrial Change: A Global View," coedited with Maureen Berner.

Lawrence Summers

Lawrence Summers to speak on economic impact of globalization

Lawrence H. Summers, president of Harvard University and former secretary of the Treasury of the United States, will give a public address on globalization on Monday, Oct. 18.

Summers will speak at 4:30 p.m. in the Luce Hall auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 432-1900 or e-mail globalization@yale.edu.

Summers took office as the 27th president of Harvard University in 2001. Before this appointment, he served as secretary of the U.S. Treasury from 1999 to 2001, capping 10 years of service in key public policy positions at the Council of Economic Advisers, the World Bank and the Treasury Department. As treasury secretary he helped engineer a paydown of U.S. debt, worked to extend the life of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds, and led the effort to enact the most sweeping financial deregulation in 60 years.

Internationally, he worked to reform the international financial architecture and the International Monetary Fund, to secure debt relief for the poorest countries, and to combat money laundering. At the end of his term as treasury secretary, Summers was awarded the Alexander Hamilton Medal, the treasury department's highest honor.

After serving in Washington on the President's Council of Economic Advisers, Summers became a professor of economics at Harvard in 1983, becoming one of the youngest individuals in recent history to be named a tenured member of the Harvard faculty. In 1987 he became the first social scientist to receive the Alan T. Waterman Award of the National Science Foundation, which honors a young U.S. scientist or engineer whose work demonstrates originality, innovation and significant impact within one's field. In 1993 he was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, given every two years to an outstanding American economist under the age of 40.

In addition to his book-length publications, Summers has authored more than 100 articles in professional economics journals and has edited the series Tax Policy and the Economy. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2002.

Anne-Marie Slaughter

Anne-Marie Slaughter to present talk on 'A New World Order'

Anne-Marie Slaughter, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, will speak on campus on Wednesday, Oct. 20.

Slaughter's talk, titled "A New World Order," will begin at 4 p.m. in the Luce Hall auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 432-1900 or e-mail globalization@yale.edu.

In "A New World Order," her most recent book about modern global governance, Slaughter argues that governments are increasingly working together through transnational networks to respond to the challenges of interdependence. The book touches on issues ranging from organized crime and terrorism to human rights, the environment, finance and trade.

Slaughter, whose teaching and research have focused on global governance, the politics of international tribunals, and interdisciplinary analyses of international legal issues, is also a highly regarded expert on international law. She serves as president of the American Society of International Law. She has helped to develop principles to guide the prosecution of war crimes and other serious crimes under international law when there are no jurisdictional links to the victims or perpetrators.

Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School since 2002, Slaughter previously was a professor of law and international relations at the University of Chicago from 1990 to 1994. From 1994 to 2002 she was the director of graduate and international legal studies at Harvard Law School, and the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign and Comparative Law.


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