The Triumph of Injustice
October 23, 2019
Featuring Emmanuel Saez, Gabriel Zucman, Lily Batchelder, and Paul Krugman. Moderated by Janet Gornick.
Racism and Democracy
October 24, 2019
Featuring Jelani Cobb, Jessie Daniels, Mary Hooks, and Bitta Mostofi. Moderated by Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole.
The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy
November 20, 2019
The Irving Howe Memorial Lecture will feature Nancy L. Rosenblum.
The Future of Global Capitalism
December 10, 2019
Branko Milanovic In conversation with Janet Gornick, James K. Galbraith, and Marshall Steinbaum.
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Mikhail Mishustin has been elected Prime Minster of Russia by the Russian parliament on Thursday. He follows Dmitri Medvedev who resigned on Wednesday just hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed major changes to the Russian constitution. The […]
Venezuela continues its struggle over the country’s leadership. On Tuesday, Juan Guaido was sworn in as the country’s interim president by a group of lawmakers in Venezuela’s National Assembly. Guaido had been declared interim president last year after the […]
In 2019, a turbulent last year of the decade, complete with major implications for democracy such as climate change and increasing inequality, the “The Promise and Perils of Democracy” project was in full swing. Our events highlighted issues […]
Still dominating the news is Brexit. The Conservative party of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson scored a major electoral victory in last week’s general election, now enjoying a 80 seat majority in the House of […]
On December 10, 2019, Branko Milanovic, visiting presidential professor and senior scholar at the Stone Center for Socio-Economic Inequality at The Graduate Center, discussed his new book, Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World, […]
On October 24, 2019 a powerful group of speakers came to the Graduate Center for a panel on “Racism and Democracy”. They spoke about the influence of ethnic bias and racism on US democracy. We heard how the […]