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Future’s So Bright: Five Myths About the U.S. Economic DeclineLecture Series Welcomes Georgetown University Senior Economist

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September 11, 2012-Houston-

Professor Stephen Rose of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce urges us not to be pessimists.  The senior economist predicts an end to the prolonged economic crisis in the U.S. in a few years, and will discuss “Five Myths About the U.S. Economic Decline” for an audience at the University of Houston Honors College. StephenRose

The event takes place at 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13 and is part of the “Economic Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Remedies” series of public lectures sponsored by the Honors College, the Phronesis Program in Politics and Ethics, and the Hobby Center for Public Policy (HCPP). The event is free and open to the public. 

“Our hope is to present to students and our campus community various perspectives on policy and the economy,” said Jim Granato, professor and director of the Hobby Center for Public Policy.  “There needs to be some semblance of fluency in these issues, especially now, when there is so much debate and discussion.  We’re very happy to host Dr. Rose.”

The lecture series already has featured Menzie Chin, professor of public affairs and economics at the University of Wisconsin, discussing “The Making of America’s Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery,” and retired CEO of Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T), John Allison, discussing “The Long Term Consequences  of the Financial Crisis.”

The lecture series is made possible by a philanthropic investment by BB&T.

There is no charge to attend the lecture, but an RSVP is requested.  Visit http://www.uh.edu/honors/features/events/economic-crisis/index.php#rsvp for more information. 

WHAT: “The Five Myths about America’s Future Economic Decline,” part of the Honors College, Phronesis Program and Hobby Center for Public Policy “Economic Crisis: Causes, Consequences and Remedies” speaker series

WHO:  Featuring Stephen Rose, research professor and senior economist at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

WHEN: 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13

WHERE: Honors College Commons, 2nd floor of the UH M.D. Anderson library

Visit http://www.uh.edu/maps/ for directions and parking information

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