Campus News

Conference to tackle public sector financial crisis in U.S., Europe

The School of Public and International Affairs will host the “The Future of the Social Welfare State: The U.S. and Europe” conference Dec. 9 from 12:30-5:45 p.m. at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel. The event is free and open to the public.

Organized by Jerry Legge, associate dean of SPIA, the conference will bring together some of the nation’s top scholars to discuss the financial crisis in the public sector in the U.S. and Europe. The schedule of events includes three afternoon panel discussions.

Among the featured speakers at the conference are B. Guy Peters of the University of Pittsburgh, co-author of Can Government Go Bankrupt?;
D. Roderick Kiewiet of the California Institute of Technology, an expert on the California fiscal crisis; and Gary Freeman of the University of Texas at Austin, an expert on immigration in Western democracies.