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2007.03.20 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2129 - e-mail: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

Economic Development Policy Expert to Speak at UNO April 5

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) School of Public Administration will host a presentation by nationally noted author R. Scott Fosler Thursday, April 5.

A reception for Fosler will be held at 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. His talk, titled "Institutional Capacity for Economic Development," will begin at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Fosler - a visiting professor and the first Roger C. Lipitz Senior Fellow in the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise at the University of Maryland - is an expert on economic development policy. He also has served as vice president and director of government studies for the Committee for Economic Development and as president of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Currently, Fosler is vice chair of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Working Group on the Agricultural Reserve and a board member of the Alliance for Regional Stewardship. He has numerous publications, including the co-edited works The Challenge to New Governance in the Twenty-First Century: Achieving Effective Central-Local Relations and Public Private Partnership in American Cities. Fosler also has chaired the National Civic League and has been active as a consultant to many governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations, foundations and internal institutions worldwide.

Fosler received a bachelor of arts degree from Dickinson College and his master of public administration degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

The April 5 event is being co-sponsored by University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken and the UNO School of Public Administration.

For more information, call Rhonda Sheibal-Carver at (402) 554-2625.

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