shefnerWed., Mar.30, 8:00am (Buttrick 162) and 12.30pm (Kissam 312C). Jon Shefner (Sociology, UT-Knoxville), “The seeming inevitability of austerity.”

Jon Shefner (Chair of Sociology and the Betty Lynn Hendrickson Professor of Social Science, University of Tennessee) will speak at 8am in Buttrick 162 on the Green Jobs project that he directs for Eastern Tennessee. At 12:30 in Kissam 312C, he will speak on “The Seeming Inevitability of Austerity.” This talk examines how economic policy set the stage for austerity policies to be seen as inevitable, and it draws on other cases to suggest some potential responses. Both events are open to the Vanderbilt community.

This event is co-sponsored by the Program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies and the Sociology Department.