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The American Global Challenge: Aligning Economy, Democracy & Environment in the 21st Century
The American Global Challenge: Aligning Economy, Democracy & Environment in the 21st Century
WhenTuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, 7 – 8 p.m.

Part 2 - Can Capitalism Be Fixed?
LECTURE SPEAKER: University of Washington Professor Lance Bennett
COST: $150 for Series

America and the world face historic challenges. The global economy is not working well for people or the planet. Dissatisfaction with government crosses the political spectrum, fueling anger that democracy is broken. And looming environmental problems exceed our current political capacity. How did we get here?  What can be done to address these great challenges of our time? This lecture series examines the prospects for realigning our economic, environmental and political systems in light of the outcomes of the 2016 elections: (a) economic and democratic system breakdown, (b) can capitalism be fixed, (c) the role of money in political reform (d) dismantling the environment versus economy myth, and (e) building the next system.

DATES: January 17, January 31, February 7, February 21, March 7
TIMES: 7:00 p.m. for all dates
LOCATION: UW Kane Hall Room 120

All revenues for this lecture series will be dedicated to  developing student learning communities and community engagement projects in the Department of Communication.

LECTURE 1, January 17: System Breakdown: Economy and Democracy in Crisis

LECTURE 2, January 31: Can Capitalism Be Fixed?

LECTURE 3, February 7: The Best Democracy that Money Can Buy

LECTURE 4, February 21: Environment vs. Economy

LECTURE 5, March 7: Building the Next System: Solutions for Government, Business, and Citizens

Campus locationKane Hall (KNE)
Campus roomKane 120
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsUW Alumni Association & Department of Communication
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