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REF NO.: 129

SUBJECT: Galbraith Lecture

DATE: April 4,2008

Geir Haarde, prime minister of Iceland, will give the John Kenneth Galbraith Lecture in Public Policy at Memorial University on Tuesday, April 15, at 8 p.m. 
Iceland tops the UN’s Human Development Index, as well as a number of other international indices. The economy is highly advanced, wealthy, strong and flexible. It has favourable demographics, a fully-funded pension system, strong government finances and proven economic flexibility. How did Iceland become such a success?
Mr. Haarde’s lecture, entitled Small Country, Big Results: The Case of Iceland, will take place at the Inco Innovation Centre, Lecture Theatre IIC-2001, on the St. John’s Campus of Memorial University. The lecture is free and parking is available in Lot 18. This session will be webcast live at 8 p.m.at www.mun,ca/harriscentre/.

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For further information, please contact Janet Harron, communications co-ordinator, Faculty of Arts, Memorial University of Newfoundland, at 737-8292 or jharron@mun.ca
 

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