Exploring Economic Presents… Degrees of Inequality: How The Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged The American Dream presented by Dr. Suzanne Mettler, Clinton Rossiter Professor of american Institutions in the Government Department at Cornell University. The event is Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 6:30pm in the Library Auditorium. Book signing to follow the lecture!
Join us this Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the Library Auditorium for
*Followed by Discussion with Director, Jenifer McShane
MS. JENIFER MCSHANE spent four years visiting Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
and following the women and their families. A mother herself, Jenifer was drawn to
the universal themes of motherhood and the staggering power of the mother-child
relationship. As we watch the mothers inside Bedford trying to become their better
selves, we see parts of our own selves – and that gives us all hope.
Join us March 4 at 4:30pm in Education Building Room 212 for ‘Poverty and The Pope’ presented by Dr. Jagdish Bhagwati. Dr. Bhagwait is a Professor of Economics, Law, and International Affairs at Columbia University. Professor Bhagwati has authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited over 35 books, including Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries (2013), Reforms and Economic Transformation in India (2012), and India’s Reforms: How they Produced Inclusive Growth (2012). Professor Bhagwati writes frequently in major newspapers and magazines worldwide and has reviewed for the New York Times Book Review, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, and Times Literary Supplement. He has also appeared on TV shows including MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, Charlie Rose Show, BBC News, CNN, and Bloomberg Television.
Join us this Wednesday, February 18 from 4-6pm in Education Building Room 212, for Matt Taibbi: ‘The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap.’ Matt Taibbi is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap. In his talk, Mr. Taibbi will paint an alarming portrait of contemporary American life – where our basic rights are now determined by our wealth or poverty – and provide a way forward against this urgent crisis.