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dateMarch 8, 2012 timeThursday, 6:15pm EST location The Schapiro Center, Davis Auditorium, Columbia University
  • Committee on Global Thought
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated
  • Photo ID required for entry
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What is debt? How did we get so much and what can we do about it?

This discussion of debt and finance will explore how debt's significance in our culture and society and how debt has changed over time. Central to the conversation will be the role of the state and banks in shaping our debt regime and the significance of Occupy Wall Street and other social movements that seek to resist or constrain the control of debtors by their creditors.

  • David Graeber Professor, Department of Anthropology London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Greta Krippner Associate Professor University of Michigan
  • Louis Hyman Assistant Professor, ILR School Cornell University
  • Peter Goodman Executive Business Editor Huffington Post
  • Daniel Immerwahr Post-doctoral Research Scholar, Committee on Global Thought Columbia University