The Money Series

Debt: The Long View

Thursday, March 8, 2012  6:15pm The Schapiro Center, Davis Auditorium


Free and open to the public

No registration required

First come, first seated

Photo ID required for entry


Committee on Global Thought

What is debt? How did we get so much and what can we do about it?

This discussion of debt and finance will explore how debt's significance in our culture and society and how debt has changed over time. Central to the conversation will be the role of the state and banks in shaping our debt regime and the significance of Occupy Wall Street and other social movements that seek to resist or constrain the control of debtors by their creditors.


  • David Graeber

    Professor, Department of Anthropology

    London School of Economics and Political Science

  • Greta Krippner

    Associate Professor

    University of Michigan

  • Louis Hyman

    Assistant Professor, ILR School

    Cornell University

  • Peter Goodman

    Executive Business Editor

    Huffington Post

  • Daniel Immerwahr

    Post-doctoral Research Scholar, Committee on Global Thought

    Columbia University


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