Inequality and Climate Change: Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern in Conversation
APR 22, 2015 | 7:00 PM TO 8:30 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
C200: Proshansky Auditorium
April 22, 2015: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Free, Reservations Required
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On Earth Day 2015, Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern, two of the world’s leading experts on economics and the environment, join in conversation about the intersection of climate change and inequality. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia, where he co-chairs the Committee on Global Thought. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001. Stiglitz’s book The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them will be published in April 2015. Stern is a professor at the London School of Economics, where he chairs the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and president of the British Academy. He succeeded Stiglitz as chief economist of the World Bank in 2000. Stern is a cross-bench, non-party political, member of the House of Lords. His book Why Are We Waiting? The Logic, Urgency and Promise of Tackling Climate Change is forthcoming in May 2015.
Presented by GC Public Programs. Co-sponsored by the Luxembourg Income Study Center, the Advanced Research Collaborative, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.