Social theorist and public intellectual

"An afternoon with Richard Florida" Richard Florida

Thursday, March 1, 2007
Apollo Room, Student Union

Social theorist and public intellectual Richard Florida will join the WSU community in celebrating its 40th Anniversary as a Presidential Lecture Series speaker, in collaboration with the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE).

Author of The Rise of the Creative Class, named a leading breakthrough idea by the Harvard Business Review, Florida believes that human creativity is the engine of economic growth and that for the first time in history, economic growth depends on the further development of a wide spectrum of human capabilities.

Florida has also written many articles, to view a brief you can download "The Creative Compact" (PDF).