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CANCELLED - A New Social Contract: Guaranteeing Dignity in a Precarious Economy

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011

Due to the weather forecast, please note this event is now cancelled.

Please join us as we kick off the 2017 Henry Cohen Lecture series at the Milano School.  

The United States is one of the wealthiest countries the world has
seen, yet we live in extreme inequality and insecurity. From day
laborers and factory workers to freelancers and academics, precarity
is the new normal. Jobs, wages, health care, pensions: nothing is
assured. Yet there is nothing inevitable about this precarity: it is
the result of policy choices, and we, as a country can choose a new

Many scholars and activists are sharing new visions for a more just,
equitable society. Join us for a conversation exploring the pros and
cons of a universal basic income, baby bonds, reverse income taxes,
and other bold ideas to rewire our inequitable economy.


Alyssa Battistoni, Editor at Jacobin and PhD Student in the Department of Political Science, Yale University

Darrick Hamilton, Associate Professor of Economics & Urban Policy at The New School.

Gay McDougall, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Fordham University and Board Member, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI)

Patrick Mason, Professor of Economics and Director African American Studies at Florida State University and Chairperson of National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI)

Kathi Weeks, Professor in the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Duke University

Moderated by Cathy Albisa, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI)

Hosted by Maya Wiley, Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and
Management and Senior Vice President for Social Justice at The New

Sponsored by Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.

Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Humanity, Society, Social Justice


Schools of Public Engagement, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy


Economics, Social Justice, Race and Ethnicity


Free: reservations required. Please register using the red button on the top right.

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