Professor Donald Katzner will be delivering a Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Wednesday, October 19 at 4:00 p.m. in the Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Building. His talk, UMass Amherst’s Radical Revolution in Economics, 1965-1981, will describe how a significant, visible group of Marxian economists replaced their traditional counterparts in the UMass Amherst Economics Department and how the resulting turmoil eventually resolved itself into an intellectually exciting, friendly, and productive atmosphere with lasting implications for academic endeavor and a profound legacy for the economics profession. The talk is based on his new book, At the Edge of Camelot: Debating Economics in Turbulent Times (Oxford University Press, 2011).
The Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series celebrates the value of academic excellence and recognizes the distinguished achievements of faculty. Those chosen for the series also receive the Chancellor’s Medal, the highest honor bestowed to faculty by the campus. The lecture is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor and the Office of the Provost. For event details, please click here.