Has the American Dream Reached the End (or a New Beginning)?


The Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University presents Karl Case and William Apgar discussing "Has the American Dream Reached the End (or a New Beginning)?: Credit, Debt, and the U.S. Economy."

Lisa Lynch will moderate the forum, to take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2009, at the C. Walsh Theatre, 55 Temple St., Boston.

We are a nation of debtors, and the discussion will focus on the factors that led us into our current economic morass and explore ideas for charting a course forward.

Participants are:

  • William Apgar, senior scholar at Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies and former federal housing commissioner at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Karl Case, professor of Economics at Wellesley College
  • Lisa Lynch, dean and professor of Economics at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

The Ford Hall Forum is the nation’s oldest free public lecture series. It promotes freedom of speech and fosters an informed and effective citizenry through events that illuminate the key issues facing our society.

The forum presents knowledgeable and thought-provoking speakers, including some of the most controversial opinion leaders of our times, in settings that facilitate frank and open debate.

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