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Information Economy Project Presents Tullock Lecture November 14

On Wednesday, November 14, the Information Economy Project will present "A Modest Proposal for Education in America," a Tullock Lecture on Big Ideas About Information. The event takes place from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at George Mason University School of Law, Hazel Hall Room 215, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia. A reception will follow in the Levy Atrium from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

"A Modest Proposal for Education in America" is a perspective from Jeff D. Sandefer, Founding Dean of the Acton School of Business and a big thinker who founded or co-founded five successful companies and formerly managed Sandefer Capital, an energy investment firm. Sandefer was named by BusinessWeek as one of the top Entrepreneurship professors in the United States. 

In this Tullock Lecture, Sandefer will explore how the imminent tsunami of change in education not only threatens to bankrupt much of American higher education, but may eventually deliver higher quality learning at a fraction of today's cost. Perhaps most surprising, the emerging education business model is not new, but a return to the master-apprentice approach to education that helped America become the richest and most powerful nation on earth. As the co-founder of two such disruptive schools, the Acton School of Business and the Acton Academy (K-12), Sandefer draws upon his experiences to communicate what the future of education will look like. 

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP on the online form, or simply e-mail iep.gmu@gmail.com.

George Mason University School of Law can be reached via Metro's Orange Line at the Virginia Square/GMU Station.