Organization Offers Conference on Public Policy

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The UT chapter of the Roosevelt Institute will host the 2013 Government By and For Conference on April 5 to engage young people in discussing America’s most pressing challenges.

The conference is set from 9:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and will feature panels and lectures to explore policy solutions and an ideal democracy.

The conference is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided to those who register online by April 1.

At 6:30 p.m., political economist, author, and activist Gar Alperovitz will give the conference’s keynote address. Alperovitz is the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland. He is a former fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University; Harvard’s Institute of Politics; and the Institute for Policy Studies; and a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution. He also authored the critically acclaimed America Beyond Capitalism. His appearance is sponsored by UT’s Issues Committee, a student organization under Central Programming Council.

For a full schedule of events at the 2013 Government By and For Conference, visit the UT Roosevelt Institute website.

The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network is a national student initiative that engages young people in a unique form of progressive activism that empowers them as leaders and promotes their ideas for change. Campus-based chapters offer a vehicle for university students to study, write, publish, and implement sound public policy ideas.

For more information, visit the website.

C O N T A C T :

Christine Copelan (865-974-2225, ccopela7@utk.edu)

Eric Dixon (edixon4@utk.edu)

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