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Event Date: March 13, 2012

World-renowned economist, Nobel laureate and New York Times best-selling author Joseph Stiglitz engaged the community in thought-provoking discussion during his visit to the UH Mānoa campus. He was a featured visitor as part of the University's Distinguished Lecture Series, as well as the Stephen and Marylyn Pauley Sustainability Series, which honors the Edwin W. Pauley Foundation's significant support of the University of Hawaiʻi.

Stiglitz's public lecture "Where long-term and short-term goals converge: Using sustainability as an impetus for economic growth," took place at the Orvis Auditorium to an enthusiastic overflow crowd. After his public presentation, Stiglitz held a book signing where his book, Freefall: America, Free Markets and the Sinking of the World Economy, was available for purchase.

Stiglitz previously served as Chairman on the Council of Economic Advisers for the Clinton administration and as Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for the World Bank. He also advises the Obama administration. Stiglitz is currently a professor at Columbia University, where he teaches economics, business and international affairs. He won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2001 for his theory on information asymmetry and was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME in 2011.

The lecture was co-sponsored by the UH Mānoa College of Social Sciences, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education, UH Sea Grant, Kyoya Co. Ltd. and the Stephen and Marylyn Pauley Foundation.