Imagining the Future: Economics and Science Fiction

NOV 10, 2021 | 7:30 PM

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WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

WHEN:

November 10, 2021: 7:30 PM

ADMISSION:

Free; Reservations Required

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Public Programs

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What do economics and science fiction have in common? Much in the way economists forecast the results of social and economic structures, science-fiction writers envision future civilizations, both utopian and dystopian, through systematic world-building. Paul Krugman, distinguished professor of economics at the CUNY Graduate Center, joins in a conversation about the connection between the social sciences and fantasy fiction, and how they often inspire each other. Featuring: Ada Palmer, author of the Terra Ignota series and associate professor of history at the University of Chicago; Jo Walton, whose many books include Tooth and ClawHa’Penney, and the recent Or What You Will; and others.

Presented with the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality.

This event will take place online, and closed captions will be provided. Please contact Jimmy Cok at jcok@gc.cuny.edu with additional accessibility requests, questions, or concerns.