Panel Discussion Featuring Robert Kuttner, Income Inequality and Higher Education: What It means for Society, Oberlin, and You

Robert KuttnerMonday, January 11, 2016

TIME: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

PRICE: $5/Cash Bar (This event is open only to WNDC and Oberlin Alumni Club members)
EVENT TYPE: Panel Discussion


Robert Kuttner ’65, economist, columnist, cofounder and coeditor of The American Prospect magazine, and professor of social policy at Brandeis University. He was awarded an honorary degree from Oberlin in 2015.

Amy Chen ’79, Chief investment officer at the Smithsonian Institution, Oberlin trustee and member of the Board’s Investment Committee.

Hayden Arp, a third-year double degree student studying TIMARA (Technology in Music and Related Arts) and Comparative Literature. He has been a member of the College’s strategic planning project.

Over the past decades, the income gap between the small proportion who are America’s richest and everyone else has been growing. What are the key socioeconomic consequences that are unfolding and how in turn will they impact institutions of higher education? What does income inequality portend for the opportunities families and their students will have in selecting schools?The book will be available for purchase and signing.

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