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Alice Gorlin Memorial Lecture set for March 31

Thursday, March 18, 2004
Alice Gorlin Memorial Lecture set for March 31

Oakland University will host the 2004 Alice Conner Gorlin Memorial Lecture, sponsored by Gorlin's friends, to promote understanding of international issues and events. The lecture, which will feature Professor Jan Svejnar of the University of Michigan, will take place Wednesday, March 31, at 3 p.m. in Room 242 of Elliot Hall.


Svejnar’s lecture, titled "Transition Economies: Performance and Challenges," will compare the strategies and outcomes of the first dozen years of transition and outline the principal challenges faced by the economies of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia with that of Russia's.

Svejnar serves as the executive director of the William Davidson Institute, the Everett E. Berg Professor at the Business School at U of M and professor of economics. He is chairman of the executive and supervisory committee of CERGE-EI in Prague and associate editor of "The Economics of Transition."


Gorlin, an esteemed professor of economics at OU from 1972 until her death in 1987, gained international recognition as a scholar of the Soviet economy.

The memorial lecture is open to the public at no charge. For more information, call (248) 370-3541 or e-mail