Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Georgia Public Policy: Friedman Day in Athens

When: Thursday, July 11th at 12:00pm

Where: Athens Country Club (2700 Jefferson Road)

Guest Speaker: Jay P. Greene

Registration: $30.00 to attend / Register Here

You are invited to join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the Athens Country Club for a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon keynoted by national school choice expert Jay P. Greene to celebrate Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day,

Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day is an annual celebration marking the birthday of the late Milton Friedman, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and a longtime contributor to free market causes who championed school choice. Friedman’s 101st birthday would have been July 31. In the six years since the first celebration, a wide variety of events have been held nationally and internationally; last year, more than 100 gatherings were held in 44 countries, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia.

This event will cost $30 to attend. Register online by Tuesday, July 9, at http://tinyurl.com/ojcs5fp.

About Jay Greene:

The keynote speaker, Jay Greene, Ph.D., is department head and 21st Century Chair in Education Reform at the University of Arkansas. Greene conducts research and writes about education policy, including topics such as school choice, high school graduation rates, accountability and special education. Greene’s research was cited four times in the Supreme Court’s opinions in the landmark Zelman v. Simmons-Harris case on school vouchers and is the author of, “Education Myths.”

Greene has been a professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston. He received his degree in history from Tufts University in 1988 and his Ph.D. from the Government Department at Harvard University in 1995.

Athens Country Club
2700 Jefferson Road
Athens, GA 30607

About Georgia Public Policy:
Since 1991, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation has conducted scholarly research and analysis of state public policy issues and worked to educate citizens, policy-makers and the media. The Foundation is state-focused, independent, non-partisan and market-oriented in its approach.

The Foundation hosts more than a dozen events each year throughout the state that allow members to meet and discuss issues with political, education, media and business leaders. Past speakers include the President of the
United States, U.S. Speaker of the House, Supreme Court Justices, U.S. senators, representatives, presidential candidates, ambassadors, state officials, governors, members of the national media and area business