Dr. James K. Galbraith, professor of public affairs and government at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin will deliver the keynote address for the 7th Annual Ray and Mary Giles Symposium on Citizenship and Public Service.
Dr. Galbraith’s lecture will focus on arguments presented in his newest book titled The End of Normal: The Great Crisis and the Future of Growth (Simon & Schuster, 2014).
His previous books include Inequality and Instability (Oxford University Press, 2012), The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too (2008), Created Unequal: The Crisis in American Pay (1998) and Balancing Acts: Technology, Finance and the American Future (1989).
Dr. Galbraith is a member of the Lincean Academy, the oldest honorary scientific society in the world, a senior scholar at the Levy Economics Institute and chair of the Board of Economists for Peace and Security. He writes frequently for policy magazines and the general press.
Dr. Galbraith is also a recipient of the 2014 Leontief Prize for his contribution to the study of poverty, inequality, and well-being. The inaugural Leontief Prize was awarded to Dr. James Galbraith's father, Dr. John Kenneth Galbraith, in 2000.
For more information about Galbraith and the Giles Symposium, visit us online at http://link.usao.edu/GalGiles14