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Wealth & Poverty: Society & Inequality

The Wealth & Poverty theme hosts a two-week event. Society and Inequality, in February.

Abstract: America?s income inequality is growing again, and it is one of the nation's most urgent problems?the ?defining challenge of our time? in President Obama?s words. Academic and policy debates on inequality have recently moved beyond income inequality and poverty to explore the implications of inequality on mobility and the relationship between economic inequalities and other sociopolitical forces.

The Wealth & Poverty Week on Society and Inequality examines six central aspects of inequality:

  • Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Education
  • Race
  • Environmental justice
  • Rural communities

Wealth & Poverty Week: Society and Inequality

  • Wednesday, Feb. 10 - Dr. James Mosher (Political Science) "Long-Term Rising Inequality and Its Origin in the Competition between Education and Technological Change," 2-3 p.m. in Alden 319 | Watch on A&S TV
  • Thursday, Feb. 11 - Dr. Ikenna Uzuegbunam (Business) "Entrepreneurship, Inequality and Poverty Alleviation in the United States," 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Alden 319 |Watch on A&S TV
  • Monday, Feb. 15 - Dr. Elizabeth Lee (Sociology) "Inequality in the American Education Pipeline," 1-2 p.m. in Alden 319 | Watch on A&S TV
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17 - Dr. Harold Perkins (Geography) "Environmental Justice in Appalachia? A Consideration of Race, Class, Privilege, and their Roles in Defending the Contaminated Status Quo," 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Alden 319
  • Thursday, Feb. 18 - Constantine Faller (Athens' Own) "Small Businesses for Small Towns: Sustainable Economic Development for Small, Rural Communities," noon-1 p.m. in Alden 301U | Watch on A&S TV