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Academic Lecture: From the Fiscal Cliff to the Three Gorges & the Mountains Beyond

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Dr. Ken H. Hughes will present “From the Fiscal Cliff to the Three Gorges & the Mountains Beyond” on Thursday, January 17th, at 10:00 AM at the Darien Community Association, the second lecture in the series “ Making the World Go Round. Global Economics” of the Academic Lecture Series on Global Issues. 


Kent H. Hughes is currently the Director of the Program on America and the Global Economy (PAGE) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  As part of the PAGE agenda, he has recently published a book, Building the Next American Century: The Past and Future of American Economic Competitiveness (Wilson Center Press 2005), which emphasizes the importance of innovation and education to America’s future. 


Prior to joining the Center, Mr. Hughes served as Associate Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce, president of the private sector Council on Competitiveness, and in a number of senior positions with the U.S. Congress.  Prior to his congressional service, Dr. Hughes served as a staff attorney for the Urban Law Institute.  He was also an International Legal Center Fellow and Latin American Teaching Fellow in Brazil where he worked on a reform of Brazilian legal education.

Individual tickets will be offered at the door for $25.  Reservations are requested.  Further Academic Lecture events will be held on Thursday mornings, January 24 and 31; an evening session will be held Thursday, February 7th. For full details please view the DCA's website at dariendca.org

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