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Inequality and Climate Change: Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern in Conversation

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 7:00pm (EDST)

Proshansky Auditorium, Graduate Center, CUNY

On Earth Day 2015, Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern, two leading experts on economics and the environment, will join in conversation about the intersection of inequality and climate change.

Joseph Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University, where he co-chairs the Committee on Global Thought. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001. Stiglitz’s book The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them will be published in April 2015.

Nicholas Stern is the IG Patel Chair of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics, where he chairs the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and President of the British Academy. His book Why Are We Waiting? The Logic, Urgency, and Promise of Tackling Climate Change is forthcoming in May 2015.

The conversation will be introduced by Janet Gornick and co-moderated by Deborah Balk and Eduardo Porter.

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Broadcast Schedule
This event will be shown in its entirety on CUNY TV on the following dates and times:
Saturday, April 25 at 4:30pm and 11pm
Sunday, April 26 at 1pm and 8pm
Monday, April 27 at 6am, 12pm and 11pm
Saturday, May 2 at 4pm

Live stream, future broadcast and online archive provided by CUNY TV, digital Ch. 25.3 and cable channels 75 (Spectrum and Optimum Brooklyn), 77 (RCN) and 30 (Verizon);

This Graduate Center, CUNY event is co-sponsored by the Luxembourg Income Study Center, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, and the Graduate Center, with additional support provided by the Advanced Research Collaborative.