The Seminar Series

The purpose of the seminars is to bring to the campus persons whose own responsible leadership enables them to help clarify issues of public policy and provide opportunities for students to network and interact with these external experts. Each seminar topic is researched by a group of four to five Garfield Scholars. The research is then shared with the larger group of scholars, compiled and will be presented along with a critique of the seminar to the Resource Council in May. All of the seminars have been well attended by students, faculty, staff, alumni, and greater community leaders. The Garfield Center has already been remarkably successful in exposing the local public to thoughtful discussion of public issues and in promoting the aspirations of the Center's own students toward careers in public leadership and service.

Upcoming Seminars

"Digging Out: Economic Prospects for our Country and Region"

Keynote Speaker: Mark Sniderman, Executive Vice President & Chief Policy Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, 1976-2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Mr. Sniderman will talk about the current state of the U.S. economy and how that compares to the regional economy. He'll analyze prospects for growth in the near term, and what government policies he would recommend. He will also call for a stronger commitment to educational attainment and labor market skills.

Keynote Address with Q&A
4:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Hiram College Kennedy Center Ballroom

Reception & Dinner immediately following
Hiram College, Dix Dining Hall, Kennedy Center

All events are free and open to the public. Reservations are necessary for the reception and dinner. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Please RSVP to Kathy Luschek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 330-569-6118

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