Clemens Lecture Series
Serving the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University
The Clemens Lecture Series was founded to further conversation on the ways that economics can speak to the larger problems of our society and culture. It brings to Saint John's outstanding economists noted for their abilities to address the economic dimensions of social issues and to sustain dialogue with the other fields of the liberal arts. It also provides a valuable opportunity for students to meet both informally and in classes with the visiting lecturer. The lecture series is designed to be practically useful in understanding daily life and is intended for a wide audience, including students, faculty, the business and professional community and members of the general public interested in the impact of econimc issues in their lives.
The Clemens Chair in Economics and the Liberal Arts and the Clemens Lecture Series have been made possible by the generosity of William E. and Virginia Clemens.
Nancy Folbre, the 2013 Clemens Lecturer, is a Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts , Amherts. She is the staff economist at the Center for Popular Economics.
Research Interest: the interface between feminist theory and political economy, with a particular interest in caring labor and other forms of non-market work.
The Clemens Lecture was held on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 8:00 p.m., in the Stephen B. Humphrey.