Economist to discuss ways to reduce poverty at Baker Institute lecture

first_imgShareCONTACT: Franz BrotzenPHONE: 713-348-6775E-MAIL: [email protected] Economist to discuss ways to reduce poverty at Baker Institute lectureM. Sophia Aguirre, associate professor of economics at The Catholic University of America, will speak on “Family Well-being and Poverty Eradication” March 17 at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.Aguirre is a specialist in international finance and economic development in the areas of exchange rates and economic integration, as well as theories of population, resources and family. Her lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in Baker Hall’s Kelly International Conference Facility on the Rice University campus, 6100 Main St. For directions, go to http://www.bakerinstitute.org/media/media_directions.cfm. There will be a reception afterward.A presidential appointee to the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, Aguirre has also held appointments at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University and has visited the Instituto de Altos Estudios Empresariales at the University of Austral in Argentina. She earned her undergraduate degrees, CPA and MBA in Argentina and her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Notre Dame. She has testified on issues related to population, family, women’s education and health before lawmakers in the United States and abroad. The event is co-sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, with support from the Herzstein Foundation.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Franz Brotzen at [email protected] or 713-348-6775. AddThislast_img read more