Understanding and Alleviating Global Poverty: A Social Justice Perspective Thursday, December 6, 2012 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Regis University - Science Amphitheater, The Felix Pomponio Family Science Center The event is free and open to the public Since 1986, the Hesburgh Lecture Series has brought a taste of Notre Dame’s academic excellence to the Notre Dame clubs and their local communities. The lectures perpetuate the example of President Emeritus Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., as a lifelong learner, and further the mission of the Alumni Association by providing meaningful continuing education opportunities to Notre Dame alumni, parents, and friend. Kwan S. Kim, Ph.D. Professor, Economics; Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies Kwan Kim's research interest lies in development studies and international economics with geographical focus on East Asia, Latin America, and Africa. His research typically combines holistic and quantitative analysis, based on fieldwork and consultancy experiences he had abroad. He has published over 80 articles and book chapters and 13 books that include The Political Economy of Inequality; Growth, Distribution and Political Change; El Ecuador en el Mercado Mundial; Acquiring, Adapting and Developing Technologies in Japan; Industrial Policy and Development in S. Korea; and Papers on the Political Economy of Tanzania . Kim has received grants and fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, Nacional Financiera in Mexico, Hudson Institute, the Agency for International Development, and Japan's Ministry of Education. He has received many research awards from grant foundations and merit citations from professional societies. Most recently, he was a recipient of the 2010 International Peace Prize from the American Biographical Institute. He has also served as a co-editor for the Macmillan Press, as president of the Korea-America Economic Association, on the Netherlands International Education Review Board, and on the International Banking, Economic, and Finance Association Advisory Board. The Institute on the Common Good is working on several upcoming public events. Please check back often to find information about future events we are planning. For more information on any of our events, please contact Fredricka Brown by email or at 303.458.4967.