Provocative Lecture Series
David S. Saurman, Ph.D., a professor of the Department of Economics who passed away on October 22, 2002, the Provocative Lecture Series presents intellectual arguments on a variety of thought-provoking topics.
Presenters of the Provocative Lectures are noted for their outstanding expertise, accomplishment, and scholarship. Students, faculty, general public, and media are welcome to attend the Lectures.
The San Jose State University Department of Economics invites students, faculty, and the general public to consider intellectual arguments on controversial topics. Presenters in the Provocative Lecture Series are noted for their outstanding scholarship and public speaking ability.
This lecture series fosters the tradition of higher education to challenge ideas and develop critical thinking in an environment of respect and intellectual discourse. Our goal is for you to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to reach your own informed position on controversial issues.