Dr. Nick Galasso, senior researcher for Oxfam America, will speak on the campus of Furman University Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in Shaw Hall of Younts Conference Center.
His talk, “The Wealth Gap: Why It Matters and How We Can Fix It,” is free and open to the public. Galasso is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at Furman University’s Riley Institute, which sponsors his week-long visit to campus. He will visit classes and meet in small groups with students and faculty as part of his residence.
A leading voice on economic inequality and governance, Galasso calculated in 2014 that the richest 85 people possess the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population, a statistic reported in a report he co-authored, “Working for the Few: Political Capture and Economic Inequality.” In 2016, the number stands at 62 people whose wealth equals that of the poorest half of the globe’s population.