2017-2018 Calendar of Events

  • Mon, November 27, 2017

    Alleviating Global Poverty: Immigration or Foreign Aid?

    Lant Pritchett, Professor of the Practice of International Development and Faculty Chair of the Masters in Public Policy in International Development program, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, will deliver a lecture on Monday, November 27, 2017, 7:00 pm, Kellogg Center, Lincoln Room.
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  • Thu, October 11, 2018

    Conference titled "A 21st Century Immigration Policy for the West"

    The LeFrak Forum’s 2017-2018 Lecture Series and Conference (which will be held in October 11-14, 2018) will be devoted to exploring the crucial and contentious question of immigration.  In order to achieve some distance -- and perhaps thereby some calm and clarity – on this very fraught issue, we project the question into the future.  Looking to the remainder of the 21st Century, we ask: how are worldwide population movements and pressures likely to change in that period and, domestically, what is likely to emerge as the best posture toward immigration from the standpoint of our own economic self-interest and political principles?  To give the issue greater focus, we pose a specific hypothesis for debate and discussion.
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Purpose of the Symposium

Founded in 1989 in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University, the Symposium on Science, Reason, and Modern Democracy and the LeFrak Forum are centers for research and debate on the theory and practice of modern democracy. Read More

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