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Lawrence H. Summers, assistant to President Obama for economic policy and director of the National Economic Council, will visit UNC-Chapel Hill on Nov. 11.

Summers will answer questions from William B. Harrison Jr., a 1966 UNC graduate and the retired chairman and chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. The program is the second in UNC’s Global Research Institute series hosted by Harrison. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. was the series’ first speaker, last March.

The free public event will begin at 6 p.m. in the FedEx Global Education Center at the corner of McCauley and Pittsboro streets. Free tickets will be available in the center lobby starting at 4:30 p.m. Doors to the event will open at 5:30 p.m. Seating will be limited, but live videos of the event will be displayed elsewhere in the center and in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building auditorium next door.

Chancellor Holden Thorp will introduce Summers. “Larry Summers will bring his unique perspective as a member of the White House economic team to Carolina,” Thorp said. “It’s another opportunity for our Global Research Institute scholars and the campus community to hear from a national leader who has been directly involved in some of the most challenging economic policy-making times our nation and world ever seen.”

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Published October 8, 2010.