Baylor Conference to Focus on 21st Century Europe

Sept. 17, 1998

by Alan Hunt

What's in store for Europe in the next century? English and American experts will offer their opinions at a conference titled "Europe in the 21st Century" planned for Monday, Sept. 21, at Baylor University.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. in Kayser Auditorium at the Hankamer School of Business. It is jointly sponsored by Hankamer's McBride Center for International Business and the Baylor University Lecturers Fund.

Speakers will include Dr. Martin Holmes of Oxford University, Dr. Martin Dedman of Middlesex University in London and Dr. Stephen Gardner of Baylor.

Holmes is senior research fellow in political economy at Mansfield College of Oxford University, where he received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. The author of four books and numerous scholarly articles, he is a contributor on economic affairs to various media programs including BBC Newsnight, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He has also served as consultant to the United States Agency for International Development on Eastern European economic change.

Dedman is senior lecturer at the School of Economics at Middlesex University, London, and also is associated with Middlesex University's Centre for Research in International Economics. His undergraduate and graduate degrees are from the London School of Economics and Political Science. His 1996 book, The Origins and Development of the European Union, 1945-95: A History of European Integration, was published by Routledge, and he is currently writing a book on the European Union as part of the Macmillan Press "European History in Perspective" series.

Gardner serves as the Herman Brown Professor of Economics at Baylor and as director of the McBride Center for International Business. He did his undergraduate work in economics at University of Texas and his graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley. An expert on economic systems, Gardner is author of "Comparative Economic Systems," a widely adopted text in the field. Gardner has done much study of Western Europe, as well as in-depth research on the Russian economy.

For more information about the seminar call Dr. Joe McKinney at (254) 710-6141.

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