Monday, March 5, 2012

The Money Series at the Heyman Center

In an upcoming event in its "Money Series," the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University will feature "Debt: The Long View." The symposium will take place on Thursday, March 8, 2012, in the Davis Auditorium.
   Participants include David Graeber, Goldsmiths College; Louis Hyman, Cornell University; and Greta Krippner, University of Michigan; the moderators will be Peter Goodman of the Huffington Post and Daniel Immerwahr, post-doctoral research scholar at the Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University.
   The discussion will explore how debt has changed over time and its significance in our culture and society. Speakers will address the role of the state and banks in shaping our debt regime and the significance of Occupy Wall Street and other social movements that seek to resist or constrain the control of debtors by their creditors.
   The event is free and open to the public without tickets or registration, but seating is on a first come, first served basis.
   Other programs in the "Money Series" this term include
March 7: "Capitalism Today: Lessons from Europe"
March 28: "An Anthropologist on Wall Street"
April 20 (full-day conference): "The Culture of Credit"
For more information, please visit the Heyman Center website.