North Dakota State University to host virtual conversation with leading economist
North Dakota State University's Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth will host a virtual conversation a Brown University economist Glenn Loury on Feb. 15.
FARGO — North Dakota State University's Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth will host a virtual conversation a Brown University economist.
The virtual conversation with economist Glenn Loury is at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Richard H. Barry Hall.
The event is free to attend and open to the public. Glenn Loury, the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Brown University, will engage in a virtual conversation with Menard Family Director John Bitzan.
The event will begin with a Q&A-style discussion about Loury’s personal story, race and inequality, free inquiry and viewpoint diversity, and Loury’s reflections and advice. After this discussion, Loury will answer questions from the audience.
Participants do not need to register to attend in person. Virtual attendance is available on Zoom for those who pre-register . A reception is set to follow at 5:30 p.m. with light hors d’oeuvres.
As an academic economist, Loury has published mainly in the areas of applied microeconomic theory, game theory, industrial organization, natural resource economics, and the economics of race and inequality.
As a prominent social critic and public intellectual, writing mainly on the themes of racial inequality and social policy, he has published over 200 essays and reviews in journals of public affairs in the U.S. and abroad. He has received numerous awards and held several prestigious leadership positions. He is also author of four books and host of “The Glenn Show.”
The presentation will kick off the Challey Institute’s 2023 Menard Family Distinguished Speaker Series.