Type: Public event

Thomas Piketty: Capital and Ideology

Presented by: the Center for Inequality Dynamics


Thomas Piketty

Date & time

Mar 27, 2020, 3:00-6:00 pm EDT


Michigan Union ~ Rogel Ballroom
530 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

**Due to COVID-19, this event has been canceled.  We are working to reschedule for a future date or deliver this content in a different format. Check this page or follow @fordschool on Twitter for updates. Learn more here about the University of Michigan's new university-wide measures regarding classes and events.**

Join us to celebrate the Center for Inequality Dynamic’s inaugural event! The center will launch with a lecture by Thomas Piketty and welcoming remarks by U-M President Schlissel.


Thomas Piketty will discuss his new book, Capital and Ideology, in which Piketty challenges us to revolutionize how we think about politics, ideology, and history. He exposes the ideas that have sustained inequality for the past millennium, presents a scathing critique of contemporary politics, and outlines a bold proposal for a new and fairer economic system. There will also be a panel discussion with Elizabeth Anderson , John Dewey Distinguished University Professor, and Fabian Pfeffer, director of the Center for Inequality Dynamics, with a reception to follow. Dr. Piketty’s book will be sold at the event and he will also be signing books.

RSVP TO RESERVE SEATING:  inequalitydynamics.org/piketty-rsvp

Co-sponsored by Education Policy Initiative, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Institute for Social Research, LSA Department of Economics, LSA Department of Sociology, Michigan Law, Office of Tax Policy Research, Poverty Solutions, and Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia

More information: https://www.inequalitydynamics.umich.edu/events/cid-inaugural-lecture-thomas-piketty-capital-and-ideology/ / Melissa Bora (734) 763-8316

Accommodations: If you require additional accommodations, please email us at [email protected]