Nobel Economist Robert Engle to speak at Pace University Henry George Symposium

Nobel Economist Robert Engle, PhD, will speak on “Risk and Globalization” at Pace University’s downtown Manhattan campus Wednesday, November 14 at 6 pm.

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November 6, 2007

Contact Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, (212) 346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

Nobel Economist Robert Engle
to speak on “Risk and Globalization”
at Pace University downtown campus
Wednesday, Nov. 14

Nobel Economist Robert Engle, PhD, will speak on “Risk and Globalization” at Pace University’s downtown Manhattan campus Wednesday, November 14 at 6 pm.

Engle is the fourth Nobelist in recent years to appear in a series sponsored by the Lubin School of Business at Pace, the Henry George Symposium. Past speakers have included Robert Mundell, Joseph Stiglitz and Edmund Phelps. The series is arranged by Pace management professor Robert Isaak, author most recently of “The Globalization Gap” (Prentice Hall, 2005).

Engle, a professor in the management of financial services at New York University, won the Nobel prize in economics (together with Clive Granger) for research analyzing how to see through non-stationary time-series via the “ARCH models.” His approach has had widespread applications in analyzing the risk of underlying financial assets given their volatility, helping practitioners in asset pricing and in evaluating portfolio risk.

WHERE AND WHEN: One Pace Plaza, Multipurpose Room, downtown New York City campus (east of City Hall), 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2007.

Open to the public. RSVP to Lucille Kenny, lkenny@pace.edu . Media admission by press card.

Pace’s Lubin School of Business holds an elite distinction shared by fewer than three percent of business schools worldwide – accreditation for both business and accounting by AACSB International. Approximately 4,000 students are enrolled in the school’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Downtown and Midtown New York City and Pleasantville and White Plains in Westchester County, New York. www.pace.edu/lubin.

The private metropolitan university of which Lubin is part, Pace University, combines exceptional academics, practical experience and the New York area “edge.” It enrolls more than 13,500 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu.

“The Globalization of Ireland”

In a special lecture sponsored by The Institute for American Irish Studies at Pace University, author and acclaimed international business journalist Michael J. O’Sullivan will provide insight into Ireland’s great leap forward from developing to postindustrial economy, and how it became one of the great globalization success stories.

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Why Irish Eyes Are Smiling …
Acclaimed Author and International Journalist
Michael J. O’Sullivan Discusses
“The Globalization of Ireland” –
Pace University, November 30, 6 PM

Ireland is both the “happiest” nation in the world (ranked by Economist Intelligence Unit) and one of the great success stories for globalization. But WHY? Can it last? Can the U.S. learn from it?

In a special lecture sponsored by The Institute for American Irish Studies at Pace University, author and acclaimed international business journalist Michael J. O’Sullivan will provide insight into Ireland’s great leap forward from developing to postindustrial economy, and how it became one of the great globalization success stories. Specifically:

• Challenges which continue to face Ireland and Irish society due to globalization
• What other countries, particularly the U.S., can learn from Ireland
• What globalization means to Ireland and how it has changed the country
• Secrets of Ireland’s success
• Special relationship between Ireland and the United States
• Key role of the U.S. in the globalization of Ireland

When: Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 6 p.m.

Where: Pace University, One Pace Plaza, New York (across from City Hall)

Who: Michael J. O’Sullivan is the author of the book “Ireland and the Global Question,” published in the United States by Syracuse University Press (and in Ireland by Cork University Press). O’Sullivan appears weekly on major business stations such as CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN and on the BBC World Service radio. He has written op-ed articles in international newspapers including The Wall Street Journal Europe. Educated at UCC and Bailliol College, Oxford, O’Sullivan has taught economics at Princeton University. He currently works in the City of London.

Contact (General Public) – Christopher P. Cahill, The Institute for American Irish Studies at Pace University, 212-346-1574, ccahill@pace.edu

Contact (Media Relations) – Samuella R. Becker, Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1637, sbecker2@pace.edu

Pace University Presents a Panel Discussion on Islam and Globalization: Muslim Women’s Perspectives

Pace University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Department will present the panel discussion, Islam and Globalization: Muslim Women’s Perspectives Tuesday, April 9 at 3:30 p.m. in the Butcher Suite of the Kessel Campus Center, 861 Bedford Rd. (Rte. 117/Campus Entrance 3). The event is free and open to the public.

PLEASANTVILLE — Pace University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Department will present the panel discussion, Islam and Globalization: Muslim Women’s Perspectives Tuesday, April 9 at 3:30 p.m. in the Butcher Suite of the Kessel Campus Center, 861 Bedford Rd. (Rte. 117/Campus Entrance 3). The event is free and open to the public.

Four accomplished professors including urban anthropologist and Pace professor, Aseel Sawalha, theologian, F. Rachel Magdalene, economist, Yasmeen Salahuddin, and environmentalist, Leila Hassanin will lead the discussion.

Aseel Sawalha, urban anthropologist and Pace University professor, is of Palestinian origin and has researched Palestinian refugee women in Amman, Jordan and in a nomadic Bedouin community in south Jordan. She conducted fieldwork for her Ph.D. dissertation in the city of Beirut, Lebanon, where she explored the ways in which the various readings of the past inform and shape debates over identity, ethnicity, culture, and gender relations in the context of urban reconstruction and recovery in postwar Beirut. At Pace she teaches “Global Cultures and Local Identities”, “Women and Warfare”, and “Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East.”

F. Rachel Magdalene teaches Islam, world religion, and women’s studies at Towson University in Maryland. Her research involves the study of the effects of violent religious fundamentalism on the women of Islam. Magdalene has both a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law and both an M.Divinity and M.A. in Religion from the Iliff School of Theology. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. in Religious and Theological Studies from the University of Denver/ Iliff School of Theology Joint Ph.D. Program.

Yasmeen Salahuddin, a Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins University in the field of Economics, has lived, studied, and traveled in both the Muslim world and the West. Her travels have introduced to her a variety of perspectives on the varying roles of women in Islam in different cultures, and the varying perceptions of Islam in different areas of the globe.

Leila Hassanin is Executive Director of InfoNET21, a not-for-profit organization that aims at strengthening the capacity for sustainable development project preparation and appraisal in the Middle East. She has a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Cairo University and a broad range of field and academic experience in socio-economic development in the Near East, Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.

The Women’s and Gender Studies minor of the Dyson College of Arts & Sciences and the Westchester Diversity Team are co-sponsors of the event. For more information contact Dorothee von Huene Greenberg at: (212) 773- 3957. For directions to the Pleasantville campus: www.pace.edu.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. More than 13,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of the Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.