Northwestern University

Apr
25
Wed 12:30 PM

Lunch with Jacob Hacker, How American Politics is Undermining the American Dream

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  

Where: Scott Hall, 212, 601 University Place, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student

Contact: Pamela Straw   847.467.1742

Group: Department of Political Science

Co-Sponsor(s):
One Book One Northwestern 2018-2019

Category: Academic

Description:

Undergraduates, join us for an informal lunch with Professor Jacob Hacker of Yale University! Professor Hacker will be giving a formal talk later that afternoon at 4:00 pm in Kresge, titled "How American Politics is Undermining the American Dream". This Q&A lunch time event will serve as an conversation leading up to this talk. Students are encouraged to attend either or both events.

Jacob S. Hacker is Stanley Resor Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. A regular media commentator and policy adviser, he is the author or co-author of five books, numerous journal articles, and a wide range of popular writings on American politics and public policy. His most recent book, written with Paul Pierson, is American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper—a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and a best business book of 2016 according to the management magazine Strategy+Business. Previously, the two wrote the New York Times bestseller Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class. Professor Hacker is known for his research and writings regarding health policy, especially his development of the so-called public option. He is also a member of the OECD’s High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress. He was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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