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Well Being and the Economy: Conversations that Matter 2009

Sentinel Hotel
614 Southwest 11th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205, US (map)



Mark Anielski is the author of the best-selling, award-winning book The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth, which was published in June 2007 by New Society Publishers.

Dr. David C. Korten is the author of Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth (2009), and The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community (2006).

Tom’s office is responsible for developing state economic and demographic forecasts and estimating revenue for the State of Oregon. These revenue forecasts are used to develop both the Governor’s Budget and the Legislatively Approved Budget

Portland State University will launch the inaugural Conversations That Matter series this year. The theme of the inaugural series is Well-Being and the Economy. In the midst of a difficult economic time it is essential to explore how the well-being of individuals and society may be best measured and obtained. The Conversations That Matter series promises to raise critical questions, incite new thinking and offer participants a forum for exploring how best to serve the well-being of all.

Each of the three Conversations That Matter features two internationally-recognized individuals who will offer insights to and engage in dialogue around key global issues of our time. The two distinguished guests will share their own perspectives and then engage each other and the audience in an open discussion. It is through this format that the Conversations That Matter series seeks to move beyond the ‘sound bite’ media to a provocative, in depth discussion on the pressing questions of our time.