The 9th annual Elizabeth Killam Rodgers and Constance Killam distinguished public lecture, entitled “Rekindling the American Dream”, will be presented on Thursday September 15, 2011 at 5:30pm by celebrated Canadian economist Thomas J. Courchene and is scheduled to take place in the Cadieux Auditorium at the Lester B. Pearson Building (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada) at 125 Sussex Drive in Ottawa.
Tom Courchene is the Jarislowsky-Deutsch Professor of Economics and Financial Policy at Queen’s University and a member of the School of Policy Studies, the Department of Economics, and the Faculty of Law. He is also Senior Scholar, Institute for Research on Public Policy. His research interests include financial deregulation, the political economy of Canadian federalism and comparative federal systems, climate change, and the knowledge-based economy.
Professor Courchene is the author or editor of some 60 books and over 250 academic articles on a wide range of Canadian public policy issues, including Social Policy in the 1990s: Agenda for Reform, Equalization Payments: Past, Present and Future, and A State of Minds: Toward a Human Capital Future for Canadians. A collection of his recent articles appears as Rearrangements. His book, Social Canada in the Millennium, was awarded the Doug Purvis Prize for the best Canadian economic policy contribution (1994) and his book, with Colin Telmer, From Heartland to North American Region State: The Social, Fiscal and Federal Evolution of Ontario (1998), won the inaugural Donner Prize for the best book on Canadian public policy. He is a recipient of the Molson Prize for lifetime achievement in the Social Sciences and Humanities (1999) and an Officer of the Order of Canada. The lecture is coincident with Fulbright Canada’s annual orientation for Killam undergraduate exchange students, Fulbright American student grantees in Canada, and American Fulbright scholars in Canada.