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Better Answers to the Biggest Challenges of Our Time | with Esther Duflo

6th November 2019 · 6:45pm - 8:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 Better Answers to the Biggest Challenges of Our Time | with Esther Duflo

Immigration and inequality, slowing growth and climate change – these are sources of anxiety across the world. Award-winning MIT Professor Esther Duflo has bold new answers.

From Delhi to Dakar, Paris to DC, our shared economic problems are the defining challenges of our age. We have the resources to address these great challenges, but lack the bold ideas that will help us overcome the distrust that divides us. If we fail, the potential losses are incalculable. If we succeed, history will remember our era with gratitude.

Esther Duflo is here to make sure we that do. The recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship, a professor at MIT and the winner of countless prizes for her highly influential book, Poor Economics, her work has earned her global renown as a thinker able to powerful solutions to the challenges of our age.

In this talk, she’ll build on cutting-edge research in economics to explain the real sources of our present troubles – and make a persuasive case for intelligent interventionism and a society built on compassion and respect. Fans of Rutger Bregman, Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen ought not to miss this opportunity to hear a radical blueprint for a better future.


Website: challenges-of-our-time/

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