Economic Empowerment in the Global Periphery: Leaning in to Credit, Property, and Entrepreneurship

Speaker:
  • Associate Professor of Practice, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University

Political leaders across the spectrum have called economic inequality a defining challenge of our time. Our Fall 2019 colloquium will explore the legal, historical, and political drivers and dynamics of deeply entrenched inequality, within as well as across countries. The Colloquium presents an interdisciplinary group of scholars who will consider how law allocates resources in ways that maintain and reproduce historical patterns of domination, subordination, and accumulation. Speakers will apply these questions to a range of geographical locations as well as to a variety of issues at the intersection of inequality and human rights, including incarceration, land distribution, social welfare, and debt.

Event series: Colloquia, Human Rights and Global Inequality: Law, History, Politics