Public lecture by Darrell West from the Brookings Institution

The CBS Public-Private Platform and the Department of Business and Politics are proud to welcome Darrell West to CBS on May 12. Darrell West works at the Brookings Institution, which is consistently ranked as the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tank. We hope to see you at this event on Wealth, Politics, and Democracy.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 15:30 to 17:30

Wealth, Politics, and Democracy


As wealth inequality reaches historic highs worldwide, policy-makers and scholars are scrambling for ways to address the growing crisis. In this talk, Darrell West, Vice President of the Brookings Institution and founding director of its Center for Technology Innovation, will discuss billionaire political activism, income inequality, and recent elections with an eye towards examining the implications for democracy and the political process. Drawing from his new book, Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust, West will discuss contemporary developments in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

About Darrell West
Darrell West is the Vice President of Governance Studies and Director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution. Previously, he was the John Hazen White Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Director of the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University. His current research focuses on technology policy, health care, and education.

West is the author of 20 books including Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust (Brookings, 2014), Digital Schools (Brookings, 2012), The Next Wave: Using Digital Technology to Further Social and Political Innovation (Brookings, 2011), Digital Medicine: Health Care in the Internet Era (Brookings, 2009), Digital Government: Technology and Public Sector Performance, (Princeton University Press, 2005), and Air Wars: Television Advertising in Election Campaigns (Congressional Quarterly Press, 2005), just to name a few. Read more about Darrell West here.

15.30-15.40: Welcome by Carsten Greve and Brooke Harrington
15.40-16.40: Public Lecture by Darrell West
16.40-17.00: Q&A
17.00-17.30: Reception

The lecture is open to everyone. Registration via this link.

The event is organized by the CBS Public-Private Platform and the Department of Business and Politics.
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