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Free and open to the public. Followed by reception. Speaker David Scheffer , Professor and Director, Center for International Human Rights, Law School, Northwestern University About the lecture Professor Scheffer will address some of the key judicial, political, and financial challenges facing the international criminal tribunals and America's role in them.
2013 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Sep
27
Policy Talks @ the Ford School
Free and open to the public. Join the conversation on Twitter: #policytalks Lecture by Roger Ferguson , president and chief executive officer of TIAA-CREF. About the lecture Despite our sluggish economy and the global economic uncertainty, building lifelong financial security is not a pipe dream in 21st century America. But for most Americans, it's become a do-it-yourself proposition, as a result of the decline of traditional pension plans in the private sector. This is a concern given the general lack of financial literacy among our population.
2012 - 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Sep
11
How big is the current cultural, economic, and social divide? How does it differ from the divide Michael Harrington brought to light 50 years ago in his book, The Other America? What is the role of government as inequality rises? What can be done to close the gap? Syndicated columnist, Clarence Page, will moderate this debate between Jared Bernstein and Charles Murray on the future of inequality in America. Presented by the National Poverty Center at the Gerald R.
2012 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Sep
11
Students in the U.S. currently rank 25th in math and 17th in science among their peers in other industrialized countries. Yet research shows that 80 percent of future jobs will require literacy and skills in these areas. To meet future workforce needs and maintain our global competitiveness, we must improve science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills among students and increase access to STEM careers particularly among underrepresented populations.
2012 - 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm
Sep
11
The recent recession and weak economic recovery have been characterized by historically high rates of long-term unemployment. Workers confronted with persistent unemployment face a number of challenges, including the threat of skills atrophy and becoming less attractive to prospective employers. Moreover, the dichotomy between workers continues to expand, as those with high levels of education and skills can command high wages, and those with little education and low skill levels can command only low wages in the service industry.
2012 - 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm

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Angus Campbell Distinguished University Professor of Survey Research, Public Policy & Sociology; Professor of Sociology; Professor of Public Policy; Research Scientist, Epidemiology Department; and Research Professor, Survey Research Center
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Weill Hall
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(734) 615-6984

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