The Saurman Provocative Lecture Series
San Jose State University Department of Economics presents the Provocative Lecture Series, a forum to raise intellectual arguments on a variety of thought-provoking topics, offered in memory of David S. Saurman, Ph.D., former Professor in the Department of Economics.
This lecture series fosters the tradition in higher education of challenging ideas and developing critical thinking in an environment of respect and intellectual discourse on controversial topics. Presenters in the Provocative Lecture Series are noted for their outstanding scholarship and public speaking ability; students, faculty, the general public, as well as the media are invited.
Our goal is to help students and life-long learners develop the critical thinking skills necessary to reach their own informed positions on controversial issues. We invite you to attend, relax, ponder, and enjoy the thought process at upcoming lectures. You can also enjoy viewing recordings of past lectures.
If you would like to support The Saurman Provocative Lecture Series, please contact Colleen Haight at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information or to be added to our events list, please contact email@example.com
Sept. 11, 2017 Jayme Lemke, Ph.D.
"Women's Economic Rights: Context from United States History, and Why it Still Matters"
Oct. 9, 2017 Steven Horwitz, Ph.D.
"Inequality, Mobility, and Being Poor in America"