Professor Jim Vreeland closes out the 2017-18 Dinner Series, talks international development and collaborating with students
On March 26th, the Red House welcomed Jim Vreeland and students from around the university to our final Dinner Series of the school year. Prof. Vreeland, who has taught in the SFS STIA and College Government departments, has conducted extensive research on the International Monetary Fund, economic growth and reform, and the role of foreign aid and international organizations in economic development.
In discussion, Prof. Vreeland discussed globalization and his work with international organisations like the IMF and World Bank. Students asked questions about the role of democracy in foreign development, political versus private-sector interventions, and the role of environmental sustainability in economic development. Professor Vreeland also spoke about his teaching philosophy, and his desire to collaborate with undergraduates in the classroom.
The Red House Dinner Series will be back in Fall 2018 with a new line-up of powerhouse professors! Stay tuned via our Red House Student Network or Facebook page, and be the first to know about our upcoming events.
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