Visioning the Future and Vermont
The 30th anniversary of the George D. Aiken Lectures explores several key issues facing Vermont in the coming 30 years: the global economy, the landscape, and our health and well being. All events are free and open to the public, but you must reserve a ticket. Register online or call UVM Continuing Education at (800) 639-3210 or 656-2085.
VPR is recording the lectures for broadcast at 6 p.m. on Thursdays following the live lecture. Then at 7 p.m., Switchboard explores the regional impact of the issue presented. Both broadcasts will be archived online and available to download after they have aired.
Jagdish Bhagwati was Economic Policy Adviser to the Director General, GATT (1991-93) and also served as Special Adviser to the UN on Globalization, and External Adviser to the Director General, WTO. The recipient of three festschrifts in honor, he has also received several prizes and honorary degrees. MIT press has published five volumes of his scientific writings and two of his public policy essays. Professor Bhagwati has published more than 300 articles and 50 volumes and also writes frequently for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times, as well as reviews for The New Republic and The Times Literary Supplement.
A native of India, Professor Bhagwati graduated from Cambridge University in 1956 with a first in Economics Tripos, with additional studies as MIT and Oxford. Dr. Bhagwati has taught at the Indian Statistical Institute, the Delhi School of Economics, MIT, and now Columbia in economics and international trade.