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Professor Tom Smythe kicks off High Noon lecture series Oct. 10

Tom Smythe
Tom Smythe has been a member of the Furman faculty since 2001.

The escalating trade war between the United States and China, the world’s two largest economies, shows no signs of ending any time soon. How do such disputes affect the economic prosperity of America and the rest of the world?

Furman University Business Professor Tom Smythe will address that topic and more when he kicks off the university’s High Noon fall lecture series Wednesday, October 10.

The High Noon series takes place at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman.

“International Trade: Where Do We Go From Here?” begins at noon at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University. It is free and open to the public.

Smythe’s talk is the first of four lectures in the fall series. The other Furman speakers are Computer Science Professor Emeritus Tom Allen (October 24), Politics and International Affairs Professor Danielle Vinson (October 31) and Politics and International Affairs Professor Jim Guth (November 7).

At a time when President Trump’s trade policies are creating a good deal of controversy, Dr. Smythe will examine how international trade has evolved over time and why returning to bilateral agreements is not an effective policy.

All lectures begin at noon and last one hour.  The Upcountry History Museum/Furman is located at 540 Buncombe Street in downtown Greenville’s Heritage Green area. The complete fall schedule is available here.

For more information, contact Furman’s Marketing and Public Relations office at 864-294-3107 or vince.moore@furman.edu.

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