Marc Schaffer to Speak at St. Norbert College as Part of the Great Decisions Lecture Series

Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m.

From St. Norbert College, February 6, 2013
by Stefanie Trinkl, stefanie.trinkl@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

Marc Schaffer (pronounced shay-fer), assistant professor of economics at St. Norbert College, will lecture on "The Future of the Euro," as a part of the Great Decisions Lecture Series on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Howard Theater in the F. K. Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert College campus.

Schaffer received his B.A. from Augustana College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Western Michigan University. He will discuss whether the Euro will continue its current problems and eventually force nations of the Euro-zone into dropping or radically limiting the concept of a unified European currency.

Great Decisions is a nationwide program meant to bring together local, regional and national experts in an eight-week lecture series discussing international issues of interest to the community.

Topics for the series are selected by the Foreign Policy Association of America and are intended to provide a local forum for discussion on current political and economic issues. The speakers are selected by participating colleges and universities. St. Norbert College is one of three schools in Wisconsin that present the entire series.

Admission to individual sessions is $5 at the door, and briefing books are available for $18.The briefing book includes background information on the lecture topics and access to the association's website, http://www.fpa.org, for resources, guides to topics and online discussion forums. An advance subscription for the entire Great Decisions series is available for $50 per person. Subscription includes admission to all eight lectures and a copy of the Great Decisions briefing book.

For more information, contact the St. Norbert College Center for International Education at 920-403-4075 or go to http://www.snc.edu/cie/greatdecisions.html.