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The Tale of Two Cities: Turning Rhetoric into Reality

Join us on April 16th as the Sustainability Practice Network and Baruch College’s Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity convene a panel to address questions concerning income inequality.
When  Apr 16, 2014
from 06:15 PM to 08:00 PM
Where  Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues)
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Contact Phone  646-312-3231
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About the Program

Income inequality is the topic of the day globally, throughout the nation and in New York City.  The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2014 report notes that “Widening gaps between the richest and poorest citizens threaten social and political stability as well as economic development.”  In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama said “…corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and those at the top have never done better. But average wages have barely budged. Inequality has deepened.”  Here in New York City, Mayor de Blasio was elected in large-part due to his criticism of “the two New Yorks” and his promises to work to combat the increasing income disparity in this city.

What will it take to turn de Blasio’s rhetoric into reality?  Can he substantially improve life in New York City for the nearly 2 million residents living below the poverty line?  Can he protect and restore the disappearing middle class?  Can the Mayor accomplish all of this without alienating Wall Street and other industries crucial to the city’s economy? Can he keep the city solvent and avoid a repeat of the catastrophic budget failures that have plagued the city’s past?  Join us on April 16th as the Sustainability Practice Network and Baruch College’s Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity convene a panel to address these questions and more.

Panelists

Moderated by Nicole Gelinas, Searle Freedom Trust Fellow, Manhattan Institute and a Contributing Editor, City Journal

Miquela Craytor, Vice President, Industrial Initiatives & Income Mobility, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Stephen D. Eide, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute's Center for State and Local Leadership

David R. Jones, President, Community Service Society

Greg Larkin, Innovation Product Development, Bloomberg LLP

June O’Neil, Wollman Distinguished Professor Of Economics And Director Of The Center For The Study Of Business And Government, Baruch College

Schedule

6:00 pm - Registration and Networking
6:15 pm - Panel
7:30 pm - Q&A
8:00 pm - Networking

In Partnership with

The Sustainability Practice Network (SPN) is a New-York-based forum for professionals working with corporate responsibility and sustainability issues to build community based on learning, discussion, information and idea exchange. There are over one thousand members on our list-serve, representing practitioners from industry, academia, government and NGO's. For more information please visit: www.sustainabilitypractice.net.

Registration

Complimentary pre-registration is required to attend this program. Register online, by phone or e-mail:

  1. Complete the online registration form
  2. Call us at 646-312-3231
  3. E-mail us at matthew.lepere@baruch.cuny.edu

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