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The Faculty of Public Affairs celebrates Throwback with FPA Currents, an annual lecture at the intersection of politics, policy, journalism and current affairs.

FPA Currents

The name of the series – FPA Currents – has several overlapping meanings. Firstly, it is held in Richcraft Hall which is adjacent to the Rideau River – hence the “Currents.” As well, it is an event that is squarely focused on current affairs and the Faculty thinks of currents as “moving forward,” which ties in to FPA’s five-year plan called “Moving FPA Forward.”

 This year the lecture will be presented by Gregory Ip, an award-winning economics journalist for the Wall Street Journal and the author of Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe. Mr. Ip has built his career on the knowledge he gained while pursuing a double major in journalism and economics at Carleton. He was named one of FPA’s 75 for the 75th. Read his story here.

More details about the lecture topic and registration will be available this summer.