University of Pittsburgh
October 12, 2010

Executive Director of University of Minnesota’s Institute on Race and Poverty to Give Inaugural Presentation for Civic Engagement Lecture Series Nov. 4

Pitt’s GSPIA Innovation Clinic will host the Changing Nature of Civic Engagement in America series
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—The Innovation Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) will present a lecture by Myron Orfield, executive director of the Institute on Race and Poverty and professor of law at the University of Minnesota. The lecture titled “Metro Patterns and Regional Engagement,” part of the Changing Nature of Civic Engagement lecture series, will take place at 9 a.m. Nov. 4 in Ballroom A of the University Club, 123 University Pl., Oakland. 

An expert in the fields of civil rights, state and local government, state and local finance, and the legislative process, Orfield is a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C., and an affiliate faculty member at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. 

Cosponsored by The Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT) and the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, among others, Changing Nature of Civic Engagement in America is the Innovation Clinic’s newest lecture series, designed to further students’ interest in local and national public policy issues. 

The event is free and open to the public, though an RSVP is required by Oct. 25. A continental breakfast will be available 30 minutes prior to the lecture. For more information or to RSVP for the event, contact the Innovation Clinic at 412-648-2282 or by e-mail at 




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