Past Lectures

An Archive of Past Provocative Lectures

Links to the right will take you to descriptions of David R. Saurman Provocative Lectures from previous semesters.

A link to archived videos of previous lectures is available at Past Videos.

ABOUT THE DAVID R. SAURMAN PROVOCATIVE LECTURE SERIES: The 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. We invite you to attend, to relax, to ponder, and to enjoy the thought process. Obviously the views of the speakers do not necessarily represent those of the University.