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Biographer examines Galbraith's legacy, Sept. 26

Economist and author Richard Parker will discuss the legacy of John Kenneth Galbraith at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Parker is the author of "John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics," the first authorized biography of the famed economist. The lecture, titled "John Kenneth Galbraith: Defying Conventional Wisdom," is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Parker is a senior fellow at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. An Oxford-trained economist, he was the co-founder of Mother Jones magazine and has served as a consultant to U.S. Sens. Edward Kennedy, John Glenn, Alan Cranston and George McGovern, among others. He also worked as an economist for the United Nations Development Program.

Parker has written extensively on economics and public policy. His other books include "The Myth of the Middle Class" and "Mixed Signals: The Future of Global Television News."

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