The Philadelphia Chapter for the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) hosted a lecture by economist Dr. William Dunkelberg on “How will this Election impact Policy Financial Markets and Growth?” at Bryn Mawr College on Tuesday November 29. The event was not affiliated with the college, so I had not known that the event was happening. A friend of mine has an aunt who organizes AAII events and invited me to come along. Economics is not really my specialty, but I was interested in the subject and thought it would be worthwhile to learn more about finances.
This past Tuesday September 27, the Bryn Mawr College Political Science department invited Kiyoyuki Seguchi, Research Director of the Canon Institute for the Global Studies, to lecture on the Chinese economy and Japan-China relations. Citing China’s recent transition into domestic-demand from export-investment and the rapid growth of the middle class, Seguchi hypothesized the future of China’s regional and global influences. The event was organized by my former political science professor, Professor Seung-Youn Oh, and she encouraged Seguchi to also include South Korea in his presentation. Continue reading
On Tuesday, Economist Alice M. Rivlin ’52 gave a talk on “Is Inclusive Prosperity in the U.S. Possible?” in Thomas Great Hall.
Rivlin was the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office, Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve, and Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget under Clinton. Currently she is Director of the Health Policy Center at the Brookings Institution and Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy. She is also a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution and a visiting professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.
The event was very well attended by students and the outside public. I found it especially empowering to be in the presence of such a high achieving Bryn Mawr alum — definitely among the most prominent alum I have met so far.