Economist Lester C. Thurow from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lectured on "1971 Economy: Up, Down, or Sideways?"  The Brookings Institution published Professor Thurow's Poverty and Discrimination in 1969, and his Generating Inequality: Mechanisms of Distribution in the U. S. Economy appeared in 1975.

Dr. Thurow spoke at Vassar on "Different Countries' Hats" in November 1985.