Alice Conner Gorlin Memorial Lecture
The Alice Conner Gorlin Memorial Lecture was established in honor of former Professor of Economics Alice Conner Gorlin, who taught at OU’s School of Business Administration from 1972 until her death in 1987. She gained international recognition as a scholar of the Soviet economy. Dr. Gorlin’s dedication to the role of human beings as citizens of the world led her family and friends to establish this lecture series to promote understanding of international issues and events.
2012 Gorlin Lecture is Monday, March 26, 7:30 p.m.
Varner Recital Hall
The John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Business Journalism
New York, NY
Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius
Best-selling author Sylvia Nasar will deliver the 22nd annual Gorlin Memorial Lecture. She will discuss her current book, Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius (Simon & Schuster, 2011). In Grand Pursuit, Professor Nasar traces the making of the field of modern economics and shows how the big economic ideas have allowed mankind to transcend the deprivation and misery of the not too distant past. Sylvia Nasar is a renowned business journalist and biographer. Her earlier best-seller, A Beautiful Mind (1998), told the moving story of pioneering game theorist John Nash, who, despite years of personal struggle, ultimately won the Nobel Prize in Economics for his profound contribution to game theory. A Beautiful Mind was awarded the National Book Critics’ Circle Award and inspired the Academy Award winning film of the same name.
About the Speaker
Sylvia Nasar is the James S. and John L. Knight Professor of Business Journalism at Columbia University in New York City. She co-directs the M.A. program in business
journalism for the Columbia Journalism School. In her illustrious career, she has worked as an economics correspondent for the New York Times, as a staff writer at Fortune, and as a columnist for U.S. News and World Report. Her work has appeared in numerous periodicals including The New Yorker magazine and Newsweek. She has held visiting fellowships at the Russell Sage Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton University), and at Kings and Churchill Colleges (Cambridge University). She holds a B.A. in literature from Antioch College and an M.A. in economics from New York University.
Register to Attend
The lecture is free and open to the public, but please reserve a spot. To reserve your spot, contact Stacey Frankovich firstname.lastname@example.org. OU students, faculty and board members do not need to register to attend.
Alice Conner Gorlin Memorial Fund
Center for Integrated Business Research and Education
Department of Economics
Department of Communication & Journalism
Dean of Students
Past Gorlin Memorial Lectures
One of the world's foremost authorities on financial crisis, Carmen M. Reinhart, a Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics delivered the 2011 lecture titled A Decade of Debt, which spelled out the antecedents of the great financial crisis of 2007-08, detailed the aftermath of the crisis, and reflected on economic prospects for the future. Read full story here.
Recognized economist and professor at the University of California at Berkley J. Bradford DeLong delivered the 2010 Gorlin Memorial Lecture. Read article here.
Internationally recognized expert on the world economy and international finance, Michael Mussa, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, delivered the 2009 Alice Gorlin Memorial Lecture. Read article here.
Werner Baer, the Lemann Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, delivered the 2008 Alice Connor Gorlin Memorial Lecture. Read article here.
Matthew J. Slaughter, member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, spoke at the 2007 Alice Connor Gorlin Memorial Lecture. Read article here.
William Darity, professor of economics, University North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presented the 2006 Gorlin Lecture titled "Growth, Trade and Uneven Development."
Catherine Mann, a senior fellow at the Institute for International Economics, presented the 2005 Alice Conner Gorlin Memorial Lecture. Read article here.
The 2004 Alice Connor Gorlin Memorial Lecture featured Professor Jan Svejnar of the University of Michigan. Read article here.
Professor of Economics at Michigan State University Susan Linz spoke at the 2003 Alice Conner Gorlin Memorial Lecture. Read article here.
The 2002 Alice Conner Gorlin Memorial Lecture featured Professor Algirdas Maniushis from the International University in Moscow, who presented "Modern Russia: Moving Toward the Post-Industrial Society." Read article here.
Joel Mokyr, the Strotz Professor of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, delivered the tenth annual Alice Conner Gorlin Memorial Lecture, titled "Technological Change and the Rise and Fall of the Factory System."
The ninth Alice Conner Gorlin Memorial Lecture presented by Dr. Clifford Gaddy of The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. was titled "Russia's Virtual Economy: Evolution and Prospects." Read article here