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Deeds Symposium This Wednesday Features Russell Roberts on "Economics and Morality in the Age of Social Media"

Posted 04/13/2018
Submitted by Mary Ingarra
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

Join the College of Arts and Sciences at the annual Deeds Symposium for a conversation with Russell Roberts, the John and Jean De Nault Research Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Wednesday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the 1877 Club. Roberts will discuss Economics and Morality in the Age of Social Media.

Roberts is the founder of the award-winning weekly podcast EconTalk, where he hosts conversations with authors, economists and business leaders. He is the author of three novels that teach economic lessons and ideas through fiction. His latest, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness, takes the lessons from Adam Smith's little-known masterpiece, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and applies them to modern life.

A three-time teacher of the year, Roberts has taught at George Mason University, Washington University in St. Louis (where he was the founding director of what is now the Center for Experiential Learning), the University of Rochester, Stanford University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He earned his PhD from the University of Chicago and his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The event is free and open to the public, with a reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the 1877 Club Rotunda.

Register online by April 17, 2018.

For more information, email Lynn Galvin,, or call 860.768.4250.