Hiram College

snidermanMark Sniderman, former executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, will serve as this year’s keynote speaker for the Garfield Seminar Series.

Sniderman will present “Digging Out: Economic Prospects for our Country and Region” at 4:15 p.m. on Nov. 2, 2014, in the Kennedy Center Ballroom. He will talk about the current state of the U.S. economy and how that compares to the regional economy. Sniderman will analyze prospects for growth in the near term and what government policies he recommends, calling for a stronger commitment to educational attainment and labor market skills.

The keynote address is free and open to the public. Reservations are necessary for the reception and dinner, which will follow. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Please RSVP to Kathy Luschek at luschek@hiram.edu or call 330-569-6118.

The Garfield Seminars 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.