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Annual Gorlin lecture set for March 31

Monday, March 21, 2005
Annual Gorlin lecture set for March 31

Oakland University is hosting the 2005 Alice Conner Gorlin Memorial Lecture, sponsored by Gorlin's friends, to promote understanding of international issues and events. The lecture, which will feature Catherine Mann, a senior fellow at the Institute for International Economics, will take place Thursday, March 31, at 3 p.m. in 242 Elliot Hall.


Mann previously served as assistant director of the International Finance Division at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, senior international economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers at the White House and adviser to the chief economist at the World Bank.


Mann’s lecture, entitled “The Economic Gains and Policy Challenges of Global Sourcing and Technological Change,” will explore some of her recent research.


Currently, Mann focuses on the economic and policy issues of global information, communications and technology, particularly with reference to the U.S. economy, labor market and international trade. She has addressed these issues in her recent brief, “Globalization of IT Services and White-Collor Jobs: The Next Wave of Productivity Growth,” and her upcoming book, “High-Tech and Globalization in America.”

The Gorlin Lecture was established in honor of former Professor of Economics Alice Conner Gorlin, who taught at OU from 1972 until her death in 1987. Gorlin’s dedication to the role of human beings as citizens of the world led her friends to sponsor this free public lecture series to promote understanding of international issues and events.

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