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Distinguished Speaker and Lecturer Series

Enriching the academic experience ...


Discussing race and class inequality

Tim Wise

Tim Wise, among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the country, will discuss “Understanding and Defeating Race and Class Inequality in America” on Monday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall.

Wise has spent the past 20 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on more than 1,000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the country.

Wise is the author of seven books, including his latest, “Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor,” “Praising the Rich” and “Sacrificing the Future of America (City Lights Books).”

Wise appears regularly on CNN and MSNBC to discuss race issues.

Department of Economics presents Princeton scholar

Roland J. M. Bénabou, Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, will discuss "Forbidden Fruits: The Political Economy of Science, Religion, and Growth” on Monday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall.

Bénabou’s research spans both macroeconomic and microeconomic areas, such as the interplay of inflation and imperfect competition, or speculation and manipulation in financial markets. He joined the faculty of Princeton University in 1999 and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Rise of alternative work arrangements

Alan B. Krueger, Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, will discuss "The Rise of Alternative Work Arrangements in the U.S." on Tuesday, April 25, at 2 p.m. in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. His lecture will discuss the growth of independent contractors, freelancers, gig workers, contract workers, and temporary workers in the U.S. economy.