Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009
"The Future of Housing Finance and the Public Policy Implications," Richard Swanson, president and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank, Des Moines. He will will explore the causes and effects of the recent changes in housing and housing finance and examine key principles that will need to be considered for future housing finance structures. A reception will be held at 10 a.m. in the Cox Dean's Suite, 2200 Gerdin Business Building.
Join Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander and a cast of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 'celebrities' for a special performance of "Farmscape." The student-written production documents our changing rural environment by recreating interviews with people involved in how we grow our food and live our lives in rural America.
"Preparing Leaders to Meet Future Global Challenges," Charles Manatt. The Iowa State alum has a distinguished career in law, business, and politics, holding such positions as chair of the Democratic National Committee in (1981), co-chair of the 1992 Clinton-Gore presidential campaign, and U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic under President Clinton.
Shahid Naeem is professor and chair of Columbia University's Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology. He leads a research group studying the ecological consequences of biodiversity loss and has been actively involved in bringing the science of biodiversity to conservation, restoration and policy development.