UNEMPLOYMENT DEBATE TAKES THE SPOTLIGHT AT THE 37TH SIR WINSTON SCOTT MEMORIAL LECTURE
The Central Bank of Barbados today announced that unemployment, one of the most pressing global issues, will be the focus of the 37th Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture.
Dr. William A. Darity, renowned Professor of Public Policy Studies, African and African and American Studies at Duke University in the United States of America (USA) will discuss the topic “High Unemployment: Global and Local” at the Lecture scheduled for the Frank Collymore Hall on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
Dr. Darity, an advocate of a national employment guarantee for all citizens in these harsh economic times, argues that anyone in the USA should have the option of turning to the Federal Government to find a job. His goal, he says, is to permanently remove the threat of unemployment, and posits that a direct job creation programme is needed, rather than relying on a stimulus package to indirectly create jobs.
In announcing this lecture, the Bank said that it was indeed a privilege to have Dr. Darity speak on a topic that is occupying so much attention in the world today, as many nations, both in the developed and developing world, grapple with spiraling joblessness.
In addition to serving as a Professor at Duke University, Dr. Darity was a Fellow at the National Humanities Centre and a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors. He is a past president of the National Economic Association and the Southern Economic Association.
Dr. Darity has published or edited 10 books and authored more than 125 articles in professional journals.
The Lecture is a tribute to the island’s first native Governor General, the late Sir Winston Scott.