PHILADELPHIA â€“ Thomas Sargent, a 2011 winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, will lecture on â€śContinental Drift: The Forces Underlying the Euro Crisisâ€ť on Jan. 28 from 4:30- 6:00 p.m. in College Hall, Room 200. Co-sponsored by the Penn economics department, the lecture is part of the University of Pennsylvania Social Science and Policy Forumâ€™s spring series of events.
Under the leadership of Thomas Sugrue, professor of history and sociology at Penn, the Forum, launched last spring, focuses on a new theme each year. This academic yearâ€™s theme is the global economic crisis.
The spring series includes lectures and workshops on the roots of the Great Recession, illness and the fragility of home ownership, the future of U.S. economic policy and more. All programs are free and open to the public. The full schedule is available at: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/sspf/upcoming.
The Forumâ€™s roster of events embodies Pennâ€™s commitment to integrating knowledge across the university and supporting engaged scholarship in the public interest.
The series serves as a conduit to disseminate knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, public lectures, annual conferences, working papers, and scholarly articles, and books through a partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Press.
A video archive of past Forum lectures is available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/PennSSPF.