Thinking Ahead Speaker Series

How can we ensure everyone enjoys the prosperity they contribute to? Join a new discussion series in the Bay Area featuring big ideas to tackle extreme inequality, end racial economic exclusion, and create lasting change?

Each event at the Haas Institute Thinking Ahead discussion series features: 
- Presentation
- Discussion Time
- Social Mixer with Food

UPCOMING EVENT

Thinking Ahead May 2017  May 15, 2017
5:30 pm - 7 pm 
Sabeel Rahman, Christina Livingston, Paul Pierson, and john a. powell
From Domination to Prosperity: Building an Economy Where We All Belong
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PAST EVENTS

Thinking Ahead Flyer - March 2017March 14, 2017
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
J. Brad DeLong
Clearing the Way: How can government promote shared prosperity?

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Thinking Ahead February 2017 FlyerFebruary 9, 2017
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Tom Sgouros and Wendy Ake
A Dignified Retirement: Who writes the rules?
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Thinking Ahead January 19 Flyer - UpdatedJanuary 19, 2017
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm 
Derecka Mehrens and Miriam Lueck Avery
Silicon Valley: Can the Epicenter of Toxic Inequality Become a Model of Shared Prosperity?
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December 15, 2016

5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
ANNE PRICE
Rethinking Assets: Are We Ready to Leap Forward?

What can we do to ensure that everyone enjoys the prosperity they contribute to? Thought leader and advocate Anne Price discussed innovative research on extreme wealth inequality in US metro areas and how breakthrough policies, such as baby bonds, can end racial economic exclusion. Download the presentation.

 

September 13, 2016

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

JIM PUGH AND CHRIS BENNER

Universal Basic Income: Is this the way we can tackle extreme inequality?
Jim Pugh and Chris Benner lead a conversation on the universal basic income and how it can be used to tackle toxic economic inequality. This event was emceed by Claudia Jimenez, a community organizer, and Mark Gomez of the Haas Institute. View the presentation.

 

 

August 11, 2016

5:15 pm – 6:45 pm

PAUL PIERSON, UC Berkeley
American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper

Paul Pierson is a political science professor at UC Berkeley who studies the role of government in fostering extreme inequality and shared prosperity. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and The New York Review of Books. His most recent book, co-authored with Jacob S. Hacker, is American Amnesia: The Forgotten Roots of Our Prosperity. This event was emceed by Jessica Bartholow, Western Center on Law and Poverty and Mark Gomez, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. View the presentation.


July 12, 2016
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Steve Phillips, Power PAC
Brown is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority

Steve Phillips, a civil rights lawyer and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, draws on his extensive national political experience to unveil exactly how people of color and progressive whites add up to a new majority, and what this means for US politics and policy. Read more.