Dr. Michael Capen to speak at St. Norbert College as part of the Great Decisions lecture series

Wednesday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m.

From St. Norbert College, March 21, 2011
by Stephen Schumacher, stephen.schumacher@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Dr. Michael Gapen, Barclays Capital, will give a lecture, "Responding to the Financial Crisis," as a part of the Great Decisions Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Howard Theater at the F. K. Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert campus.

Having served in the International Monetary Fund and in a variety of high-level positions both in and out of government, Dr. Gapen will help bring clarity to the complex issues of the financial crisis.

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. St. Norbert College is hosting the public event for its 29th year in northeastern Wisconsin.

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 of the day. The speakers themselves are selected by participating colleges and universities. St. Norbert College is one of only two schools in Wisconsin that present the entire series. (UW-Milwaukee is the other.)

Admission to individual sessions are $5 at the door, and briefing books are available for $15.The briefing book includes background information on the lecture topics and access to the association's website, www.fpa.org, for resources, guides to topics and online discussion forums.

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