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TWO SPECIAL WWAC EVENTS  IN OCTOBER

During the month of October, WWAC will present 2 special events:
First a talk on Inequality by a distinguished professor, and
then the next film  in our “Understanding Cuba Through Film” series.

Thursday, Oct.13, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Professor James Galbraith
Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know”

Marlboro Graduate Center
28 Vernon Street, Brattleboro
Coffee/tea/conversation will precede the talk at 7:00pm
7:30pm talk followed by a question & answer period

James GalbraithProfessor Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair of Government/Business Relations at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin. His publications include Inequality and Instability, published in 2012 by Oxford University Press, The End of Normal,  published in 2014 by Free Press, and Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice: The Destruction of Greece and the Future of Europepublished in June 2016 by Yale University Press. His most recent book, Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know, which has just been published by Oxford, will form the basis of his talk to the WWAC.

Here is a synopsis of Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know, provided by the publisher:

‘What does “economic inequality” mean? How is it measured? Why should we care? Why did inequality rise in the United States? Is rising inequality an inevitable feature of capitalism? What should we do about it? Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know takes up these questions and more in plain and clear language, bringing to life one of the great economic and political debates of our age. Inequality expert James K. Galbraith has compiled the latest economic research on inequality and explains his findings in a way that everyone can understand. He offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of economic inequality, including its philosophical and theoretical origins, the variety of concepts in wide use, empirical measures and their advantages and disadvantages, competing modern theories of the causes and effects of rising inequality in the United States and worldwide, and a range of policy measures. The topic of economic inequality is going to become only more important as we approach the 2016 presidential elections. This latest addition to the popular What Everyone Needs to Know series from Oxford University Press will tell you everything you need to know to make informed opinions on this significant issue”– Provided by publisher.

Learn more about Professor Galbraith’s Views and Activities
Check out his page on The U. of Texas site
Professor Galbraith heads the University of Texas Inequality Project, a research group consisting mainly of Ph.D. students working under his supervision.
Read about his theories on inequality



Friday, October 21
‘Understanding  Cuba Through Film’
 series continues
Cuban dinner served by donation starting 6:30pm
Film starst at 7:00 pm with discussion/event to follow
118 Elliot, 118 Elliot Street
Downtown Brattleboro, Vermont 05301.

The Film: Unfinished Spaces
(2011,  Alysa Nahmias, Benjamin Murray 86 minutes) Three visionary architects tell the dramatic story of the revolutionary building and later demise and rediscovery of the National Art Schools of Cuba in this brilliant, highly celebrated documentary. After the screening, Co-Director Benjamin Murray will discuss the legacy of arts education in Cuba and where the schools, now World Monuments, and the ideals stand today.

Read about the history of the National Art Schools of Cuba

Preview all the films in the “Understanding Cuba Through Film” series

 

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2 Comments

  1. It seems the photographs alone will be worth seeing at this important talk.

  2. Looking forward to learning more.

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