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REF NO.: 233

SUBJECT: Memorial University seeks nominations for the next Galbraith lecturer

DATE: July 24

            Memorial University is currently seeking nominations for the next Galbraith lecturer. Interested members of the public are invited to submit the names of individuals with a national or international reputation who could deliver a lecture on an important issue of public policy.
            The most recent lecturer was Geir Haarde, prime minister of Iceland. Previous Lecturers include: Margaret MacMillan, author of Nixon in China and 1919: Six Months that Changed the World; Ken Carty of the University of British Columbia, an expert on electoral reform; and Jeffrey Simpson of the Globe and Mail, who spoke on the importance of colleges and universities in society.
            Nominations should contain the name of the proposed speaker and a short rationale on why this is an appropriate choice. The nomination should also include the name and contact information of the nominator. The deadline is Friday, Aug. 22, and nominations should be addressed to the Harris Centre at
            The Galbraith Lecture is named after famed economist John Kenneth Galbraith, who enjoyed a long association with Memorial University during his life.  In 1999, he endowed a public lecture which is intended to bring to Memorial University outstanding speakers whose work reflects their commitment to excellence in scholarship and public affairs. The lecture is one of the major events at Memorial that is open to the general public during the academic year.
            More information is available about the Galbraith Lecture by visiting the Harris Centre’s website

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