New York Times columnist David Leonhardt moderates a conversation among the 2020 Fellows of the American Academy of Political and Social Science:
Katherine Cramer, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Eric Foner, Columbia University
Helen Milner, Princeton University
Mario Luis Small, Harvard University
Bruce Western, Columbia University
The discussion will take stock of the current state of racial and socioeconomic inequality in the United States and around the world, and suggest public policy opportunities for the Biden administration. How did we arrive at our current state of racial and socioeconomic inequality, and how can we understand this moment in historical context? How does inequality destabilize American democracy and has it exacerbated political instability around the world?