Gilliam Center Speakers Series Presents: Jayme Lemke
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | 5:00 p.m. | Zane Showker Hall G005
"Unlocking the Gilded Cage: Economic Rights in American Women's History"
Jayme Lemke (Ph.D., Economics, George Mason University) is a Senior Research Fellow and Associate Director of Academic and Student Programs at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a Senior Fellow in the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Her specialization is in public choice economics, constitutional political economy, and the political economy of women’s rights.
Gilliam Center Speakers Series Presents: Deirdre McCloskey
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | 4:00 p.m. | Grafton-Stovall Theater
"Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World"
Deirdre N. McCloskey is a Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She taught there from 2000 to 2015 and was also a visiting Professor of philosophy at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. Since October 2007 she has received six honorary doctorates. In 2013, she received the Julian L. Simon Memorial Award from the Competitive Enterprise Institute for her work examining factors in history that led to advancement in human achievement and prosperity. Deirdre has written 17 books and around 400 scholarly pieces on topics ranging from technical economics and statistical theory to transgender advocacy and the ethics of the bourgeois virtues.
Gilliam Center Speakers Series Presents: Russell Roberts
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. | Zane Showker Hall G005
"How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness."
Russell Roberts is the John and Jean De Nault Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Along with his weekly podcast EconTalk–hour-long conversations with authors, economists, and business leaders, Roberts is the author of several highly rated books teaching economic lessons and ideas through fiction. His latest book, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness, takes the lessons from Adam Smith’s little-known masterpiece, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and applies them to modern life.
A three-time teacher of the year, Roberts has taught at George Mason University, Washington University in St. Louis (where he was the founding director of what is now the Center for Experiential Learning), the University of Rochester, Stanford University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He earned his PhD from the University of Chicago and his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.