George Mason University poverty researcher to lecture at La Sierra

Karol Boudreaux
Karol Boudreaux

November 5, 2010
By Darla Martin Tucker

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – ( Karol Boudreaux, a senior research fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, will bring her expertise in human rights, property rights, poverty and international law to the forefront in a lecture at La Sierra University this Monday.

Boudreaux, who holds a law degree from the University of Virginia’s law school, is a faculty member of the George Mason University School of Law and lead researcher for Enterprise Africa, a research project that is investigating, analyzing and reporting on enterprise-based solutions to poverty in Africa. She also served on the Working Group on Property Rights of the United Nation’s Commission on Legal Empowerment for the Poor.

Boudreaux will give a talk titled “Entrepreneurship and Missing Pieces of the Development Puzzle” at 5 p.m., Nov. 8 in La Sierra’s Cossentine Hall 100. The university is located at 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside. A campus map is at Admission to this event is free. For additional information call 951-785-2064.

Her list of papers, journal articles, policy briefs and books includes serving as co-author of the book, “Paths to Property: Approaches to Institutional Change in International Development,” published in 2007 by the Institute of Economic Affairs in London. The World Bank in April published her research summary titled “Yes African Can: Success Stories from a Dynamic Continent,” which explores the economic success Rwanda has seen by liberalizing their coffee sector. Boudreaux is the author of some 25 scholarly articles and reviews and has published op-eds in The New York Times, The Guardian and other news publications.

Boudreaux’s lecture is provided through the La Sierra University School of Business and is the first of two thus far this year featuring prominent academic leaders. On October 18 the school hosted renowned economist David D. Friedman, professor of law at the University of Santa Clara, Calif., who lectured on various types of market failures. Friedman, who has held faculty posts at six leading universities, has been described as a pioneer in the field of law and economics. He is the author of five books.


PR Contact: Larry Becker
Executive Director of University Relations
La Sierra University
Riverside, California
951.785.2460 (voice)


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