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Economics and Theology: A Lecture Series Hosted by The Institute for New Economic Thinking & Union Theological Seminary
A Conversation on Race and Economy

Wed, 16 Oct, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Economics and Theology Event

A conversation with john a. powell hosted by President Serene Jones and INET President Robert Johnson

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Economics and Theology Lecture will be live steamed. We invite those unable to attend in person to join us virtually for this event. You may watch it live at utsnyc.edu/inetlive. The live-stream will begin at 6:00p.m. 


 

About john a. powell

john a powell

john. a. powell is  Professor of Law, and  Professor of African American Studies and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkley School of Law. john a. powell is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties and a wide range of issues including race, structural racism, ethnicity, housing, poverty, and democracy. He is the Executive Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, which supports research to generate specific prescriptions for changes in policy and practice that address disparities related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and socioeconomics in California and nationwide.

Professor powell has written extensively on a number of issues including structural racism, racial justice and regionalism, concentrated poverty and urban sprawl, opportunity based housing, voting rights, affirmative action in the United States, South Africa and Brazil, racial and ethnic identity, spirituality and social justice, and the needs of citizens in a democratic society. He is the author of several books, including his most recent work, Racing to Justice: Transforming our Concepts of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society.


About Serene Jones

Serene Jones The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones is the 16th President of the historic Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. The first woman to head the 176-year-old interdenominational seminary, Jones occupies the Johnston Family Chair for Religion and Democracy and has formed Union’s Institute for Women, Religion and Globalization as well as the Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice. Jones came to Union after seventeen years at Yale University, where she was the Titus Street Professor of Theology at the Divinity School, and chair of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma, Yale Divinity School and Yale University. Jones is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ. The author of several books including Calvin and the Rhetoric of Piety and Trauma and Grace, Jones is a leading theologian who regularly contributes to scholarly and public discussions on matters of faith, social justice, and public life.

About Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson serves as President of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and a Senior Fellow and Director of the Global Finance Project for the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute in New York.

Johnson is an international investor and consultant to investment funds on issues of portfolio strategy. He recently served on the United Nations Commission of Experts on International Monetary Reform under the Chairmanship of Joseph Stiglitz.

Previously, Johnson was a Managing Director at Soros Fund Management where he managed a global currency, bond and equity portfolio specializing in emerging markets. Prior to working at Soros Fund Management, he was a Managing Director of Bankers Trust Company managing a global currency fund.

Johnson served as Chief Economist of the US Senate Banking Committee under the leadership of Chairman William Proxmire (D. Wisconsin). Before this, he was Senior Economist of the US Senate Budget Committee under the leadership of Chairman Pete Domenici (R. New Mexico).

Johnson was an Executive Producer of the Oscar winning documentary, Taxi to the Dark Side, directed by Alex Gibney, and is the former President of the National Scholastic Chess Foundation. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of both the Economic Policy Institute and the Campaign for America’s Future.

Johnson received a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Princeton University and a B.S. in both Electrical Engineering and Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



About the Institute for New Economic Thinking
The Institute for New Economic Thinking is a global economic research and education foundation based in New York designed to broaden and accelerate the development of a new field of economic thought that will lead to real-world solutions to the critical challenges of the 21st century. Through a variety of grant making, convening, and educational programs, the Institute is working toward a fair and sustainable future worldwide by inspiring a renewed, multi-disciplinary exploration of the field of economics.
 

The Institute aspires to change both economic theory and practice, developing insights into real-world problems that lead to better decisions by citizens and leaders for the benefit of society and humankind.

www.ineteconomics.org

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