Saint Martin’s University hosts economics scholar for second Harvie Lecture

October 29, 2009

Lacey, Washington — On Friday, November 6 at 4 p.m., Saint Martin’s University will host the second of four lectures in its 2009-2010 Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series in Harned Hall 110 on the University’s Lacey campus. The speaker will be Dr. S. Aaron Hegde, an assistant professor of economics at California State University, Bakersfield. His lecture, entitled “ReDREAMing the American Dream,” will focus on the impact of the economy on undocumented workers and the related social justice issues and policies.

Hegde received his Ph.D. in Economics in 2004 from North Carolina State University. He has worked at California State University as an assistant professor and as the director of the Environmental Resource Management Program. He has also worked as a visiting instructor in the Department of Energy, Environmental, and Mineral Economics at Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include risk management, agricultural finance, migration, development, trade, and applied econometrics and decision theory. Hegde is an accomplished researcher, with articles published in the Journal of Family and Economic Issues and Library Philosophy and Practice.

The Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series was created by Saint Martin’s University Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Robert Hauhart, Ph.D., J.D., to raise awareness of social justice issues within the community and to honor the work of Robert A. Harvie, J.D., former professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Martin’s. Admission to the Harvie Lecture Series events is free and open to the public.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base, Olympic College, Centralia College, and Tacoma Community College.

For additional information:

Robert Hauhart, Ph.D., J.D.
Associate Professor Department of Criminal Justice
Saint Martin’s University

Genevieve Canceko Chan
Director of Communications & Marketing
Saint Martin’s University