Senator Elizabeth Warren and Paul Krugman
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 - 7:30pm (EDST)
Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center
How do the struggles facing the American middle class affect our society and how will they affect our future? Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Paul Krugman, two of the leading thinkers on inequality, engage in a discussion of public policy, economics and the middle class. Warren and Krugman will address a range of topics, such as consumer safeguards, student loan refinancing, bankruptcy protection, banking controls, minimum wage reform and women’s health care. The conversation will be moderated by Janet Gornick, professor of political science and sociology, and Director of the Luxembourg Income Study Center, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Elizabeth Warren was elected to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts in 2012; a former professor at Harvard Law School, she served as chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), and later established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under President Barack Obama, before running for office. A Fighting Chance, Warren’s most recent book, was published in April 2014. Paul Krugman is a Nobel Prize-winning economist, New York Times columnist and blogger, and author of, most recently, End This Depression Now!. He is a Distinguished Scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study Center, CUNY Graduate Center, where he will join the faculty in Fall 2015.
Saturday, Sept. 6 at 4pm
Sunday, Sept. 7 at 9am
Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 9am, 3pm, 9pm
Archived video of this event will also be available on or about Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
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); www.cuny.tv.
Funded by the Leader Family Fund.