Javier Iguiñiz, professor of economics at the Catholic University of Peru, will be the keynote speaker of the 26th Clemens Lecture at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 in the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater at St. John’s University. The event is free and open to the public.
The name of his lecture is “Economic Challenges Facing Middle-Income Countries Today: A Latin American Perspective.”
Iguiñiz has taught or researched at Notre Dame University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oxford University and the University of Ottawa. He has also held consulting positions at several international banking firms and has served as a leader in many Peruvian non-governmental organizations. Iguiñiz has influenced Peruvian policy debates for several decades.
He received his master’s degree from Iowa State University in 1972 and his doctorate in economics from The New School for Social Research in 1979. His areas of research include economic development, economic policy and ethics, and economics.
The Clemens Lecture was founded to help “further conversation on the way that economics can speak to the larger problems of our society and culture.” The lecture is designed for an audience without formal training in economics, with the intent to be practical and useful in daily life for all who attend.
The Clemens Lecture Series is made possible by funding from William E. and Virginia Clemens.