Economist gets it Dwight with honour
UNIVERSITY of Ulster economist Professor Neil Gibson has been chosen for a prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship award – the only Northern Ireland person to receive the honour this year.
Professor Gibson, director of the NI Centre for Economic Policy (NICEP) at the University of Ulster, will take part in a seven-week programme in the United States, where he will focus on the role of economics as a dynamic social science as well as the importance of economic literacy in a world characterised by globalisation, international markets and world-wide competition.
"It is an honour to be selected as an Eisenhower Fellow for 2014. I am humbled and look forward to meeting the rest of the fellows," he said.
Now in existence for 60 years, the international leader exchange programme was established to celebrate President Dwight D Eisenhower's first birthday in the White House.