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2018 Nov 01

Money and Politics: How Inequality and Wealth Concentration Are Shaping American Democracy


Thursday, November 1, 2018, 4:15pm to 6:00pm


Nye ABC (T-520)

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Money and Politics: The speakers

What are the implications of inequality and wealth concentration for democratic representation, political polarization and public policy? A conversation with:

Danielle Allen 
James Bryant Conant University Professor and Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University.

Raymond Fisman
Slater Family Professor in Behavioral Economics, Boston University.

Jacob Hacker
Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University.

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

Benjamin I. Page
Gordon Scott Fulcher Professor of Decision Making, Northwestern University.

Theda Skocpol
Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University.


Past events

Tracking the Rise in Global Economic Inequality, with Lucas Chancel and Dani Rodrik
Inaugural Stone Lecture by Thomas Piketty

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Reexamining Inequality event poster
The Truly Disadvantaged After 25 Years

Why Most Education Reforms Fail poster

What's Needed in Immigration Reform poster

What's Next for Health Care Reform poster


American politics and middle class poster

More than Just Race poster
Race between Education and Technology poster


American Inequality and Election 2008 poster