FALL 2020: Who Owns Democracy? The Rise of Income Inequality and Fall of the Nation: The 2020 J. Herbert Hollomon Memorial Symposium

Fall 2020

Speakers: 

Daron Acemoglu

Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, MIT

Shailly Gupta Barnes

Policy Director at the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary and the National Poor People's Campaign

MODERATOR: Archon Fung

Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL: The richest Americans control an increasing share of both income and wealth, and this economic power often translates into greater influence in politics. How can the voices of all Americans be heard in public conversations? What can individuals, organizations, and governing bodies do to increase access to the democratic process? Please join us for the 2020 J. Herbert Hollomon Memorial Symposium in this moderated discussion between Daron Acemuglu and Shailly Gupta Barnes on the increasing disparity of wealth and influence in the United States.

Daron Acemoglu, Institute Professor of Economics, MIT; Co-author of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty and The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty

Shailly Gupta Barnes; Policy Director Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary and the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Moderator: TBD

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