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Oct. 21 2004
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EMU hosts forum on "Prosperity in a Global Economy"

YPSILANTIAs part of a nationwide effort to encourage Americans to discuss the U.S.’s role in the world, Eastern Michigan University will host a public forum, “Prosperity in a Global Economy,” Oct. 28, 6-8 p.m., in EMU’s Roosevelt Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

            “Globalization is a hot topic and we expect a lively discussion on issues such as the future of manufacturing in Michigan, outsourcing and jobs, women in the global economy and how free trade affects workers,” said Richard Stahler-Sholk, a political science professor at EMU and one of the event’s organizers.

            Guest panelists will be Sumi Kailasapthy, professor of Women’s Studies at Eastern Michigan; David Roberts, director of Global Business Conditions Analysis at General Motors; Ian Robinson, co-director, Labor and Global Change Program, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Michigan; and J. David Singer, professor of political science at the University of Michigan.

The event, part of the national discussion series, “The People Speak: America’s Role in the World,” is funded by the United Nations Foundation and the Michigan Campus Compact. The series offers an opportunity for Michiganians to explore critical issues and how they affect their lives and communities; and how they guide the course of America’s foreign policy.

The People Speak series was initiated in 2003 by the United Nations Foundation and a non-partisan organizations to provide forums for Americans to discuss policies affecting their future. For more information, go to www.thepeoplespeak.org



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