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May 28, 2020 - Online

Reopening America: Lessons From the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Dr. Emily Chamlee-Wright will explain how lessons from Katrina should be applied to the COVID-19 crisis.

Emily Chamlee-Wright is the President and CEO of the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS), which supports university professors advancing a deeper understanding of ideas in the classical liberal intellectual tradition. Prior to joining IHS, she served as the Provost and Dean of the College at Washington College and was previously the Elbert H. Neese Professor of Economics and associate dean at Beloit College.

Dr. Chamlee-Wright earned her PhD in Economics from George Mason University. In her scholarly work, she explores the intersection between economic and cultural processes. She has published six books in the areas of liberal education, post-disaster recovery, and economic development. Her most recent work examines the ethical and cultural requirements of civil discourse in the academy and broader civil society.