Video  Globalization

Uzodinma Iweala, MD, is the author of the multi-award-winning novel Beasts of No Nation (prizes from the Los Angeles Times, the New York Public Library, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Booktrust) and of the non-fiction Our Kind of People: Thoughts on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (2012). In 2007 he was selected as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. Dr. Iweala will read from his latest work, Speak No Evil –which he describes as a “a series of interlinked narratives set in Washington, DC that explores the themes of choice, freedom, and what we must compromise to live in a secure society.”

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.

Part of the Heyman Center's Money Series, "The Global Minotaur: The Crash of 2008 and the Euro-Zone Crisis in Historical Perspective" featured Yanis Varoufakis, Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. Responding was Justin Fox, Editorial Director of the Harvard Business Review Group.

Salman Rushdie, David Ignatius, Michael Schudson, and Lee C. Bollinger spoke on issues related to President Bollinger's recent book, Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: A Free Press for a New Century. Michael Doyle chaired the discussion.

Noam Chomsky delivered the Fifth Annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture titled "The Unipolar Moment and the Culture of Imperialism."

Noam Chomsky delivered the Fifth Annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture titled "The Unipolar Moment and the Culture of Imperialism."

The philosopher Charles Taylor, winner of both the Templeton Prize and the Kyoto Prize, spoke on his recently released book, "A Secular Age." Alfred Stepan served as discussant.

Benedict Anderson, Aaron L. Binenkorb Professor Emeritus of International Studies, Government, and Asian Studies at Cornell University, is the author of "Imagined Communities" and a historian and theorist of nationalism. He visited the Heyman Center to speak on the subject of cosmoplitanism.