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Thu, 15 Nov


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Sydney Peace Prize 2018: Joseph Stiglitz

2018 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture and Awards Ceremony

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Sydney Peace Prize 2018: Joseph Stiglitz
Sydney Peace Prize 2018: Joseph Stiglitz

Time & Location

15 Nov 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Centennial Hall, 483 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

About the Event

On 15 November, Professor Joseph Stiglitz will deliver the 2018 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture, and will be awarded the Prize at the Sydney Town Hall.

The Sydney Peace Foundation has awarded Professor Stiglitz the 2018 Sydney Peace Prize 'for leading a global conversation about the crisis caused by economic inequality, for exposing the violence inflicted by market fundamentalism, and for championing just solutions to the defining challenge of our time: How can we break the cycle of power and greed to enable all peoples and the planet to flourish?'

Joseph E. Stiglitz is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is also the co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute.  A recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979), he is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former member and chairman of the (US president's) Council of Economic Advisers. In 2000, Stiglitz founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank on international development based at Columbia University. He has been a member of the Columbia faculty since 2001 and received that university's highest academic rank (university professor) in 2003. In 2011 Stiglitz was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Known for his pioneering work on asymmetric information, Stiglitz's work focuses on income distribution, risk, corporate governance, public policy, macroeconomics and globalization. He is the author of numerous books, and several bestsellers. His most recent titles are Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited, The Euro, Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy and The Great Divide.

A celebratory and fundraising Sydney Peace Prize Gala Dinner will be held on Friday 16 November at the University of Sydney's MacLaurin Hall.

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