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Merton Finkler to Speak at St. Norbert College as Part of Great Decisions Lecture Series

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From St. Norbert College, February 13, 2014
by Stefanie Trinkl,, 920-403-3089

Merton Finkler, John R. Kimberly Distinguished Professor in the American Economic System at Lawrence University, will lecture on "Is China's Dream a Nightmare for America and the Rest of the World?" as part of the Great Decisions Lecture Series on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater of the F. K. Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert College campus.

Finkler received his Ph.D from the University of Minnesota. His primary interests include health policy, economic growth and development, macroeconomic policy and the economics of China.

Finkler will speak about the rapid rise of China to superpower and the potential points of conflict with the U.S. and other countries in the region.

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 only two schools in Wisconsin that present the entire series.

Admission to individual sessions is $5 at the door, and briefing books are available for $20. The briefing book includes background information on the lecture topics and access to the association's website,, for resources, guides to topics and online discussion forums.

For more information, contact the St. Norbert College Center for International Education at 920-403-3447 or go to

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