Renowned political analyst Paul Green, Ph.D, to discuss government spending at SXU’s Squeaky Weal lecture series

Author, professor and political analyst Paul Green, Ph.D., will discuss the ethics and challenges of how governments obtain revenue at Saint Xavier University’s first 2009-10 Squeaky Weal lecture, at 6:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 4, in the Warde Academic Center – Butler Reception Room at the Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

Green’s lecture, “Revenue, Revenue, Wherefore Art Thou? Has Government Become Too Expensive?,” is free and open to the public. With governments facing increasing pressure to find funds, Green will address the ethical challenges and perspectives on how governments seek to obtain revenue and cut costs.

Green is Director of the Institute for Politics and Arthur Rubloff Professor of Policy Studies at Roosevelt University, as well as a political analyst for WGN radio, guest columnist for Crain’s Chicago Business and author of several books and articles on Illinois and Chicago politics. Noted for his expertise and views on the American political scene, Green is frequently interviewed and quoted by national news organizations. His most recent publications, co-authored with Mel Holli, are World War II Chicago and The Mayors: The Chicago Political Tradition, 3rd edition.

The Squeaky Weal Lecture Series, sponsored by Saint Xavier’s Center for Religion and Public Discourse, provides occasions for thoughtful consideration of issues of public concern, with a focus on religious, moral, and/or ethical implications for the common good. For more information, please contact the Center for Religion and Public Discourse at (773) 298-3981 or