2017-2018 Politics, Law & Economics Lecture Series
All lectures will be held at 6:00 PM in the Becker Business Building Room 112.
October 10, 2017
DR. SUZANNE K. SCHOLTE: The Battle for Human Rights in North Korea: Is There Hope for Peaceful Change?
Dr. Scholte will discuss what sets North Korea apart from any other human rights tragedy in the world; what amazing changes have occurred that the people of North Korea have accomplished, and how the free world should respond. She is considered one of the world’s leading activists in the North Korean human rights movement and currently President of the Defense Forum Foundation.
November 4, 2017
DR. ANDREW RETTENMAIER: Is Social Security Wealth?
Dr. Rettenmaier is the co-principal investigator on several research grants and is the author of numerous academic articles and numerous monographs. He has published in Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, Southern Economic Journal, and Economic Inquiry, among other economic journals.
DECember 5, 2017
DR. JAMES OTTESON: Adam Smith on Justice and Social Justice
Dr. Otteson’s scholarship focuses on political economy, political philosophy, history and philosophy of economics, and eighteenth-century moral and political thought. He is an expert on Adam Smith, on eighteenth-century political and moral philosophy, on the moral foundations of capitalism, and on the comparative evaluation of competing systems of political economy.