Panelists will discuss examine recent and long-term trends in poverty and inequality and predict if the world is destined to see a rise in inequality, or if there are promising avenues for a more inclusive society. The discussion is intended to highlight a segment of issues currently being examined by the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP).
The International Panel on Social Progress is a group of international scholars who are studying a number of issues – democracy, poverty, global risks, health, violence, religion and education, among others – with the overarching intent to evaluate how societies have evolved and what barriers or drivers exist for advancement. The IPSP is seeking comments on the first draft of its report and has launched an online platform where those interested can read the report and register to provide feedback. Comments must be received no later than Dec. 31, 2016.
- Ravi Kanbur, IPSP co-chair; T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs at The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
- Michèle Lamont, IPSP member; director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and professor of sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University
- Susan Fiske, Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and professor of psychology and public affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
- Moderator: Marc Fleurbaey, IPSP steering committee member, Robert E. Kuenne Professor in Economics and Humanistic Studies and professor of public affairs and the University Center for Human Values, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University