The Dynamics of Inequality
John E. Sawyer Seminar Series 2007-08

The Sawyer Seminar Series on the Dynamics of Inequality was generously funded by the Mellon Foundation [see full description of the ideas that motivated this seminar series] and sponsored by the Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, the Elfenworks Foundation, and IRiSS.


Gerald Allen Cohen, Oxford University

"Rescuing Equality from Rawls"
November 7, 2007

Listen to: Cohen Part 1   Cohen Part 2



Richard F, Harvard Universityreeman

"Schizophrenic Capitalism: Greed, Altruism, and Inequality in the US Economy"
December 5, 2007

Listen to: Freeman Part 1   Freeman Part 2



Robert David Putnam, Harvard University

"E Pluribus Unum: Civil Engagement in a World of Diversity"
January 24, 2008

Listen to: Putnam Part 1   Putnam Part 2



Benjamin Friedman, Harvard University

"Inequality and Attitudes Toward Inequality"
February 6, 2008

Listen to: Friedman Part 1   Friedman Part 2



Stephen Macedo, Princeton University

"Immigration and Inequality: An Egalitarian Case for Closed Borders?"
March 12, 2008

Listen to: Macedo



Francine Blau, Cornell University

"Gender Inequality: Continuing Progress?"
April 2, 2008

Listen to: Blau



Charles F. Sabel, Columbia University

"Delivering Equality: How the Provision of New Public Services Helps Equalize Life Chances"
May 7, 2008

Listen to: Sabel