INEQUALITY FOR ALL follows Robert Reich '68 – professor, best-selling author, former Dartmouth trustee, and Clinton cabinet member – as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has impacted the American economy.
Silsby Hall Room 28 (3 Tuck Mall) free film screening and panel discussion. Please watch and share the trailer online and join us for a free screening of the film followed by discussion with two of the nation’s leading writers on the perils of class division, Harvard economist Richard Parker ’68 and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind.
Richard Parker ‘68, a Dartmouth and Oxford classmate of Reich (and one of his oldest friends), is that rare mix of scholar and activist. A co-founder of Mother Jones and longtime editorial board member of The Nation, Parker was president of Americans for Democratic Action and went on to grow Greenpeace from 2,000 to 700,000 members. Parker’s seminal “Myth of the Middle Class” was one of the first books to map America’s widening income distribution – and his prize-winning biography of legendary Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith.
Ron Suskind, one of America’s most respected nonfiction writers, is the author of five New York Times bestsellers that shaped national debate on issues ranging from race and class to Presidential power and perfidy. His 2011 bestseller, “Confidence Men, Wall Street, Washington and the Education of a President,” is the signature work on the 2008 fall of the economy, the rise of Barack Obama and the President’s struggles to re-launch and redirect the ship of state. The book plots the causes and effects of the 2008 financial meltdown and how a three-decade long alliance between Wall Street and Washington has steadily widened income inequality. The former senior national affairs writer for theWall Street Journal, Suskind currently directs Harvard’s Project on Public Narrative, appears on national television and writes for the New York Times Magazine.
Location: Spaulding Auditorium
In September 2008 the world’s financial system seemed to be in imminent danger of collapse; the rush to repair the damage and shore up the system for the future was handled by a variety of extremely capable people. But foremost among the group were a dedicated number of Dartmouth alumnae who worked tirelessly to control the chaos in the financial sector. This panel will serve as a “Fred Friendly” style seminar that will include the key players in this historical event: Henry Paulson (1968), John (Hans) Morris (1980), John Mahoney (1980), and Ken Wilson (1969). The panel will provide an overview of the events as well as analysis of the ethical lapses that occurred in the lead-up to the crisis.
Professor Matt Slaughter (Tuck, Associate Dean) will serve as interviewer, and Aine Donovan will serve as convener.
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