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Friday, April 5 2013, 9:00 AM to 7:45 PM

9:00am – 7:45pm, lecture at 6:30pm
Toyota Auditorium, Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy

The Issues Committee, Roosevelt Institute Campus Network and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy is proud to present historian, political economist, activist and writer Dr. Gar Alperovitz.

The 2013 UT GB&F Conference is intended to spark dialogue about the purpose of government in furthering our country’s progress. Panels and lectures will present policy solutions to some of America’s most pressing public issues, as we continue to sketch an ideal democracy grounded in our values and reflective of our unique era. The conference is hosted by the Roosevelt Institute at UT.
The keynote address, sponsored by the Issues Committee, will be delivered by Dr. Gar Alperovitz. Alperovitz is currently the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland and is a former Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University; Harvard’s Institute of Politics; the Institute for Policy Studies; and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. In addition to having authored such critically acclaimed books as America Beyond Capitalism, Alperovitz delivered the keynote address at the Green Party’s 2012 National Convention.

Deadline to submit an abstract: March 14 at 11:59pm.
RSVP Online by March 20 at 11:59pm. (UT students may attend the Alperovitz lecture even if they do not RSVP)

When: April 5, 2013 9am-7:45pm
Cost: Free. Lunch included.

To learn more about Dr. Gar Alperovitz please visit

All events are open to the public and free unless otherwise stated. Student ID is required for all students. For more information about these events or to arrange disability accommodations, contact Student Activities @ or 865.974.5455.

Toyota Auditorium, Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy

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