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OLLI-WLS 2017 Symposium: Inequality of Income and Wealth

October 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Sarah Anderson, Director of IPS’s Global Economy Project, will be among the three featured panelist at the one-day symposium co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Winter Lecture Series of the Unitarian Church.

Of the many factors that define and divide people, inequalities of income and wealth are among the most important. They divide societies and nations into categories from “developing” to “developed,” and within societies define us from impoverished to middle class or wealthy. They affect our nutrition, health, well being and even our longevity. They profoundly influenced the 2016 elections. This symposium will focus, again, on these issues introduced at the 2017 Winter Lecture Series. Nationally-prominent lecturers will present and discuss the causes, consequences and possible resolutions of inequality from psychological and environmental perspectives, as well as economic. After the morning lectures, a panel of local experts will discuss inequality at the local level.

Featured Speakers:

  • Keith Payne, professor, Psychology, University of NorthCarolina-Chapel Hill. Author of “The Broken Ladder.”
  • Liam Downey, associate professor, Sociology, Universityof Colorado Boulder. Author of “Inequality, Democracy,and the Environment.”
  • Sarah Anderson, director, Global Economy Program,Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, D.C.

Registration Deadline: Friday, Oct 13.


October 21, 2017
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln – East Campus Union
1705 Arbor Drive
Lincoln, NE 68503
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