On April 12-13, the Dodge City Community College will be hosting an Economics Workshop on April 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Little Theater.

The workshop is open to the public and will feature debates and poster designs and presentations from DCCC students.

DCCC economics instructor Asmaa Yaseen will lead the discussions and will welcome guest speaker, Gregory Leung, Economic Ph.D. student at the University of Kansas which will follow a documentary film viewing on the U.S. economy.

"The workshop includes student debates and posters with one of the topics on the trade policies," Yaseen said. "There will be economics-centered social activities such as trivia and voting for the best debate and poster and I am hopeful that attendees will have a great experience and that the event will be an encouragement to young economics students."

Along with being an instructor at DCCC, Yaseen is currently finishing her PhD degree (ABD) at the University of Kansas and is a doctoral candidate of economics.

She also has a Master of Art in economics from the University of Kansas and Master of Science in international economics from the University of Bagdad.

"I am a fellow research at the Institution of Policy and Social Research at the University of Kansas," she said. "Recently I have been selected to be a fellow for the American Economics Association for the Summer 2018 program."

The workshop will also explore real-world modern economic issues such as the wage gap, income inequality, and recent trade policies implemented by President Donald Trump.

This type of workshop is a first for DCCC and is something Yaseen would like to continue.

"In the case I continue at my position at DC3," she said, "I would love to keep the event and extend it to include all southwest Kansas community colleges."

For more information on the workshop contact Yaseen at ayaseen@dc3.edu.

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