Brandeis in the Berkshires considers the state of the economy

Heller School Dean Lisa Lynch and IBS Dean Bruce Magid

The eighth annual Brandeis in the Berkshires Summer Lecture Series continues on Sunday, Aug. 2, when Lisa M. Lynch, dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, and Bruce Magid, dean of the International Business School, will discuss the state of the economy.

Lynch and Magid will consider several issues, including the long-term outlook for unemployment, the global dimensions that impact the economy, and the most viable growth scenarios today.

This will be the fourth summer lecture presented by Brandeis in Berkshires this season. Several hundred audience members have attended the previous events, which covered topics including the relationship between the U.S., Iran and Israel, media coverage of President Obama, and the Bible’s place in American public life.

Author and Boston Globe columnist James Carroll will deliver the final lecture, titled “Catastrophe Means Turning Point,” on Sunday, Aug. 16.

All lectures begin at 8 p.m. and are held at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. For ticket information, visit the Shakespeare & Company Web site.

About the "State of the Economy” lecturers
Lisa M. Lynch is dean and professor of economics at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. From 1995-1997 she was the Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor and she has been a faculty member at Tufts University, M.I.T., The Ohio State University, and the University of Bristol. She is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Boston Federal Reserve Bank and a member of the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Economic Policy Institute, and IZA in Bonn, Germany.

Bruce Magid is the dean of Brandeis International Business School. He serves as Treasurer and member of the Board of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment. He is also Co-Chair of the NASULGC Sloan National Commission on Online Learning. Before entering academic administration, Magid directed Bank of America's international economic and policy research group, managed a professional staff of economists on four continents, and lead the bank's corporate finance activities in Latin America. He has also served as senior advisor to the Minister of Planning of the Republic of Venezuela.

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