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Dr. Nick Galasso Speaks About Economic Inequality

October 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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.

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October 25, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Younts Conference Center