Spring Meeting

“Are Economics Faculty Selling Out To Market Interests?”

The CSC-AAUP Thursday May 8 Annual Spring Meeting presenter is Dr. Gerald Epstein, Economics Professor and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He publishes widely on a variety of progressive economic policy issues that will be of interest to faculty engaged in research in this country and abroad. His scholarship interests mirror AAUP concerns about academic freedom and shared governance. Visit http://www.umass.edu/economics/epstein.html for additional information about Dr. Epstein.

Dr. Epstein was quoted recently in the New York Times article: Academics Who Defend Wall Street Reap Rewards (12/27/13-Business Day): “If those that are creating the culture around financial regulation also have a significant, if hidden, conflict of interest, our public is not likely to be well served,” said Gerald Epstein, an economics professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, who in 2010 released a study about conflicts of interest among academics who advised the federal government after the financial crisis.” The distinguished Dr. Epstein will speak to issues surrounding “Academic Economist’s Conflict of Interest & the Financial Crisis: How Big is the Problem? Who Should Do Something About It?”

His visit coincides with the recent 2014 publication of the AAUP Report on Academy-Industry Relationships. Connecticut State University-AAUP chapters and the Connecticut State Conference-AAUP donated funds to underwrite the publication. The 368 page report is the most extensive to-date and offers Recommended Principles to Guide Academy-Industry Relationships.

The May 8 event is dedicated to our esteemed colleague David R. Bedding, Professor Emeritus, the University of Connecticut, Vice President of the Connecticut State Conference-AAUP, and President of the Connecticut Emeritus Assembly.

The Graduate Club, 155 Elm Street, New Haven, CT is the setting for the event taking place Thursday May 8, from 5:30-9PM.  Monday May 5, is the deadline for reservations. 

To register, please download and complete the attached form (member or Emeritus Assembly member)

CT AAUP Member Notice of Proposed Amendments to the CSC-AAUP Constitution/Bylaws. Members will vote on proposed amendments to the CSC-AAUP Constitution/Bylaws at the Annual Spring Meeting on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the Graduate Club in New Haven, 6:00-9:00PM. Also please see the resolution.

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