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Visiting Fellow at Brookings Institution to Speak at W&L

James Ziliak, currently a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, will discuss “Human Capital, Social Policy, and the Challenge of Persistent Poverty in America” on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in Room A214 in the Science Center at Washington and Lee University.

The talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by W&L’s Shepherd Program and University Lecture Series.

Ziliak is a professor of economics at the University of Kentucky and director of the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research. While at W&L, he will meet with students in the Shepherd Poverty Program courses.

Ziliak has authored or co-authored more than 30 publications. He received his B.A. and B.S. from Purdue University and M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University.