Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics Author Steven Levitt to Deliver Dean's Lecture at Radcliffe Institute

March 22, 2010

Cheryl Klufio

Cambridge, Mass.—The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has announced that renowned economist Steven D. Levitt, author of the best-selling Freakonomics (William Morrow, 2005) and SuperFreakonomics (HarperCollins, 2009), will deliver the third lecture in its 10th-anniversary Dean’s Lecture Series. Levitt, the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and a self-styled “rogue economist,” will share his latest research and musings in a lecture titled “Freakonomics and Beyond” on Monday, March 22, 2010, at 4 p.m. in the Radcliffe Gymnasium at 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The event is free and open to the public. 

The Radcliffe Institute’s annual Dean’s Lecture Series––sponsored by the Institute’s Academic Engagement Programs (AEP)––brings luminaries in the arts, academic disciplines and professions to Harvard University for public talks. So far, the 2009–2010 Dean’s Lecture Series has featured Princeton University professor of religion Elaine Pagels and Canadian Supreme Court justice Rosalie Silberman Abella. Following Levitt’s March 22 lecture, Carolyn Porco, director of flight operations and Cassini Imaging Team leader at the Space Science Institute, will deliver the final lecture in the 2009–2010 series, on April 1, 2010.

For more information on this lecture or other upcoming events, please visit or call 617-495-8600. Members of the media should call 617-495-8608.

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