Acclaimed Economist Dr. Sophia Aguirre to Deliver Lecture to Students

March 11, 2011

Dr. Sophia Aguirre, an associate professor of economics at the Catholic University of America, will deliver a lecture entitled Freedom for All: An Integral Approach to Economic Development on March 30 at 8 p.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Hall.

aguirreAguirre earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and joined the CUA faculty in 1993. Aguirre's specialization is in international finance and economic development. She has researched and published in the areas of exchange rates and economic integration, as well as on theories of population, resources, and family as it relates to economic development. Aguirre has testified in front of the Congress of the United States, Uganda, Honduras as well as the United Nations, and the Central American, and Canadian Parliament on issues related to population, family, and health. She has advised several US Congressmen and other countries' Permanent Missions to the UN and UN Delegates on economic aspects of UN Documents. She is a presidential appointee to the US Advisory Commission on Foreign Diplomacy.

The event, funded by the Koch Foundation, is cosponsored by Christendom College's Cincinnatus League, a student forum for conservative political philosophy. The League offers students a conservative book club and lecture series, helping students apply the philosophical foundation they have received at Christendom to problems in contemporary education and politics.

The lecture is open to the public. Business attire is requested and refreshments will be served. Please bring an ID.


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