New York City, NY (PRWEB) April 11, 2012
This inaugural forum of The Century Foundation Series, "Speaking of Change" will feature a discussion of Timothy Noah's new book, The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do About It. Joining Mr. Noah in the discussion will be Daniel Alpert, Robert Hockett, Dorian Warren and Greg Anrig, VP for Policy and Programs will moderate.
You Are Invited to Attend a Century Foundation Forum:
America’s Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It
The gap between the richest and poorest Americans has been growing since 1979 – reversing a half-century of progress toward more broadly shared prosperity. In his new book The Great Divergence: America’s Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It, New Republic columnist Timothy Noah traces the economic and political policies and practices that led to the country’s growing wealth gap.
Please join us for the inaugural forum in our Speaking of Change series and the first discussion of Tim Noah’s new book, The Great Divergence. An expert panel will join Noah for a discussion of the policy prescriptions he presents in the book. The Great Divergence will be officially released on May 1. Advance copies of the book will be available for purchase at this event.
When: Tuesday, April 24, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Where: The Century Foundation, 41 East 70th Street, New York, NY
Daniel Alpert, Century Foundation Fellow and a founding managing partner of Westwood Capital, LLC
Robert Hockett, Century Foundation Fellow and professor, Cornell University Law School
Dorian Warren, assistant professor of International and Public Affairs, the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, and fellow at the Roosevelt Institute
Greg Anrig, VP for Program and Policy, The Century Foundation (moderator)
RSVP: events(at) tcf(dot)org with “Inequality” in the subject line
About the Series: The Century Foundation is a progressive nonpartisan think tank. Originally known as the Twentieth Century Fund, it was founded in 1919 and initially endowed by Edward Filene, a leading Republican businessman and champion of fair workplaces and employee ownership strategies, all with an eye to ensuring that economic opportunity is available to all. Filene’s ideas and ideals, as expressed through speeches and articles, were collected in the book, Speaking of Change, which was published in 1938, after his death, as a tribute to him and his progressive vision. This forum series, by the same name, examines today’s pressing policy issues related to equity and opportunity.