Events

Conferences

Monday, October 7, 2019

The Center on Capitalism and Society held its 17th annual conference: "Progressivism, Socialism, Nationalism: What Room for Innovation and 'Creative Destruction'? For Economic Justice to the Least Advantaged? For Teaching Youth the Good Life?

The conference was held Monday, October 7th at Columbia University's Italian Academy, with luncheon and dinner at Faculty House.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Women in an Inclusive Economy was a special daylong conference of the Center on Capitalism and Society on women's the experiences in the economy, the importance women have in the economy, the huge room for greater inclusion of women in the economy, and the importance they will have in the economy in the future. The conference was held on Friday, April 19, 2019 at Columbia's Italian Academy.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Two panels looking at the bureaucratic causes of public paralysis and voter alienation.

Monday, September 17, 2018

On September 17, 2018, the Center on Capitalism and Society held its 16th annual conference, "The Economic Consequences of Mr. Trump: Jobs, Wages, Trade, Growth, Health and Satisfaction." 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

On October 31, 2017, the Center on Capitalism and society gathered leading scholars in economics, philosophy and sociology to explore themes of individualism, emancipation and self-actualization that trace their roots to the day Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door at Wittenberg on October 31, 1517.

Understanding these broad trends – how they evolved, where they stand today, and how they may play out in the future – have vital consequences for work, business and innovation.

The conference took place in Columbia’s Low Library Faculty Room with a seated luncheon and dinner in the Low Memorial Library Rotunda. (Lunch and dinner by invitation only.)

 

 

 

Seminars

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
Martin Burt, Founder & CEO of Fundacion Paraguya, discusses his new book, "Who Owns Poverty?"
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 5:30pm
Giovanni Tria, Minister of Economy and Finance of Italy, delivered a special lecture at the Center on Capitalism and Society.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Center member Saifedean Ammous will discuss his book "The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking," the first academic treatise on Bitcoin economics. Please email lizziefeidelson@edmundphelps.com to register.
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 6:10pm to 8:10pm
Richard Sennett, renowned public intellectual and Senior Fellow at the Center on Capitalism and Society, will discuss his new book "Building and Dwelling," in which he draws on his deep learning and intimate engagement with city life to form a bold and original vision for the future of cities. Sennett will be introduced by Center Director Edmund Phelps. The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a brief reception. Please email lizziefeidelson@edmundphelps.com to register.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 3:30pm to 6:20pm
Philippe Aghion reports recent research on Finnish inventors, analyzing the social origins of inventors and the returns to invention based on three data sets: individual income data, patenting data, and IQ data.