While events are postponed at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York in the heart of Manhattan, videos of recent public programs from its archive will be featured here for your enjoyment. The videos offer illuminating discussions in two main categories: insights into current events and conversations with leading writers and artists. (Videos courtesy of GC CUNY’s Public Programs archive.)
The Future of Global Capitalism
As the U.S. and China compete for dominance, Branko Milanovic asks: What are the prospects for a fairer world now that capitalism is the only game in town? What is the relationship between capitalism and democracy? Milanovic is a visiting presidential professor and senior scholar at the Stone Center for Socio-Economic Inequality at The Graduate Center.
Joining the conversation are James K. Galbraith (Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and professor of government, at the University of Texas at Austin); and Marshall Steinbaum (assistant professor of economics at the University of Utah and co-editor of After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality). Janet Gornick (professor of political science and sociology at GC CUNY and director of the Stone Center) moderates.
Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century
In an earlier presentation, French economist Thomas Piketty discusses his landmark book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, with Nobel laureates Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University) and Paul Krugman (GC CUNY). Joining them are Steven Durlauf (University of Wisconsin) and Branko Milanovic. The discussion is introduced by Janet Gornick.