Friday, October 05, 2012
International Graduate Student Conference - The European Union (EU) and World Politics: The EU, its Member States, and International Interactions
Time: All day
Location: University at Buffalo North Campus - TBDE. H. Butler Library University at Buffalo North Campus 210
This intercampus event hosted by the Institute for European Studies at SUNY (IEUSS), the University at Buffalo Political Science Department, and the Buffalo State Political Science Department, welcomes graduate student scholars from the United States and the world to discuss relevant research topics pertaining to the European Union and its current role internationally.
In addition to the presentation of papers based on current research, the conference will also feature keynote addresses by well-known scholars studying the European Union.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Leadership Lecture Series: Kenneth Papaj, ‘73
Time: 1:45 p.m.
Location: Rockwell Hall 304
Kenneth Papaj, '73, commissioner of the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Management Service (retired), will speak on campus. His talk is free and open to the public.
Papaj served for more than 34 years in the Treasury Department's Fiscal Service, from 1973 to 2007. He was the commissioner at FMS for 19 months and deputy commissioner for eight and a half years.
Papaj worked for more than 24 years in the Treasury’s Bureau of the Public Debt, earning increasingly greater levels of responsibility and authority. In 1985 and 1986, he led a team from the Treasury and the Federal Reserve in developing the terms and conditions for the Treasury’s new zero-coupon instrument, STRIPS (Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal of Securities), and in designing an automated system to maintain and account for STRIPS.
From 1987 to 1997, Papaj was the director of the Government Securities Regulations staff, which regulated brokers and dealers in the government securities market. He worked closely with the Securities and Exchange Commission, bank regulatory agencies, and the National Association of Securities Dealers in ensuring adequate capital levels for government securities brokers and dealers and customer protections for investors.
Papaj is the recipient of two Senior Executive Service (SES) Meritorious Executive Awards and one SES Distinguished Executive Award for his work at the Treasury. He graduated summa cum laude from Buffalo State in 1973 with a degree in political science.