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Global Inequality

February 22, 2013

The relatively new field of inequality studies is gaining increasing momentum as economic disparity grows throughout the world, in advanced countries as well as less developed ones—especially in the United States.  Speakers Joseph E. Stiglitz, professor of economics at Columbia University and the recipient of a John Bates Clark Medal and a Nobel Prize, James K. Galbraith, Professor of Government at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, and Branko Milanovic, Lead economist in the World Bank's research department, address the progressive emergence of this new discipline.

David Henry Hwang, Tony award-winning playwright of such plays as M. Butterfly, Yellow Face, Golden Child, and Chinglish, visited Columbia to discuss his work, including Kung Fu (inspired by the life of Bruce Lee), which will premiere this spring at the Signature Theatre Company. Joining him in conversation was theater director and Columbia professor Gregory Mosher, former head of both the Lincoln Center and Goodman Theatres, and Jean Howard, George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities at Columbia and a prominent theater scholar.

David Henry Hwang, Tony award-winning playwright of such plays as M. Butterfly, Yellow Face, Golden Child, and Chinglish, visited Columbia to discuss his work with Jean Howard and Gregory Mosher.

Acclaimed authors Justin Torres and Marie Myung-Ok Lee, both of whom write about the American immigrant experience, will discuss their work with the novelist Ellis Avery.

A discussion on "Tracking Women Across Four Decades: Reflections."

The continuation of the conversation on "Mentors and Lines of Transmission."

A continued conversation on "Mentors and Lines of Transmission."

Part 2 of a discussion on "Paradigm Challenges and Generational Change."