Former Sec'y of State Shultz to present first Stigler Lecture
Former Secretary of State George Shultz will give the inaugural George J. Stigler Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in Mandel Hall. Shultz, who is a former University faculty member and Dean of the Graduate School of Business, will present "The Age of Promise Is Also the Age of Accountability." The event is free and open to the public.
Shultz joined the Chicago faculty in 1957 as Professor of Industrial Relations in the GSB and was named Dean in 1962. He served as Dean until 1968, when he was named a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. He has served the U.S. government as secretary of labor, secretary of the Treasury and, from 1982 to 1989, as secretary of state. He is the Jack Steele Parker Professor of International Economics at Stanford.
The George J. Stigler Memorial Lecture has been established with a gift from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Inc. The foundation has contributed nearly $600,000 to the GSB, including support for the Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy & the State.
George Stigler was the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Graduate School of Business and in Economics. The winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1982, Stigler helped shape what has come to be known as the Chicago School of Economics. A University faculty member for more than 30 years, he continued to teach at the GSB until his death at age 80 in 1991.