Please join the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for the Inaugural Phi Kappa Phi Lecture on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Scott Farrow, Professor of Economics, Affiliate Professor of Public Policy, and Phi Kappa Phi member will give a talk entitled “Combining technical skills with public service: Confessions of a political economist.”
Before joining the UMBC faculty, Farrow served as the chief economist at the Government Accountability Office and also served in the executive office of the President of the United States. Farrow will address the usefulness and challenges in combining disciplinary skills with public service. His talk, primarily based on four periods of federal government service, will also address the importance of soft skills along with the ethical and real-life dilemmas posed in government service.
The lecture is free and open to the public Light refreshments will be served. UMBC and UMB students present will be eligible to enter a raffle for a Kindle Fire following the lecture
Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society in the United States, with a mission to recognize and promote academic excellence and to engage scholars in service to others.