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Event Briefs

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Oct. 1, 2007

‘Governing’magazine columnists to address trends facing local governments Oct. 3

Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene will deliver a lecture titled “On the Radar Screen: Seven Big Trends Facing Local Governments” at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 3)  at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government. The lecture, in Room 2603 of the Knapp-Sanders Building, is free and open to the public. A reception will precede the lecture at 3 p.m.
Barrett and Greene are a husband-and-wife team who analyze, write and speak widely about government management and policy. They are correspondents and management columnists for Governing magazine and co-write the B&G Report, a monthly feature for’s Management Letter. Barrett and Greene are also consultants to the Pew Center on the States (PCS), where they spearheaded and edited the center’s first major report about Medicaid. They are principal authors of the Government Performance Project, which appeared in Governing magazine, and have twice been named as finalists in the National Magazine Awards for that work.
The 2007–2008 lecture series is sponsored by the Carolina Society for Future Leaders, the UNC-Chapel Hill Student Congress, the Master of Public Administration Program and the School of Government.

Self-Help Founder and CEO to speak at UNC Kenan-Flagler Oct. 11

Martin Eakes, founder and CEO of Self-Help, will speak about “Subprime Lending, Social Justice and Self-Help” at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m.

The talk by Eakes, a nationally recognized expert on development finance, is sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.  

Eakes co-founded the community development lender Self-Help in Durham in 1980. Self-Help reaches people who are underserved by conventional lenders through the support of socially responsible citizens and institutions across the United States. Since its inception, Self-Help has provided more than $5 billion in financing to 55,000 homebuyers, small businesses and nonprofits. 

The North Carolina native holds a law degree from Yale University, a master’s degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs and a BA from Davidson College. 

UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Center for Sustainable Enterprise helps executives and future business leaders understand how social and environmental considerations are changing the competitive landscape of business.

The free, public talk will be held in Koury Auditorium. Free parking will be available in the business school deck. RSVP to

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