Foley Institute lectures return to discuss inequality

First event on Sept. 7; second speaker presents on Sept. 15

Cornell Clayton, Thomas S. Foley Institute director, prepares to speak before an event in 2019.

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Cornell Clayton, Thomas S. Foley Institute director, prepares to speak before an event in 2019.

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter

The Thomas S. Foley Institute’s Distinguished Lecture series is returning and will feature guest speakers discussing inequality within the U.S. and around the world throughout the fall semester.  

The first lecture features Princeton University Professor Sir Angus Deaton. The event starts at noon on Sept. 7 through a YouTube livestream, according to a Foley Institute flyer

Deaton was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2015, according to the flyer. 

He researches topics, such as poverty, inequity, health, wellbeing and economic development. Princeton University Press published his book written with Anne Cook, “Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism,” in 2020, according to the flyer.

The Foley Institute will feature Bruno Baltodano, Florida Southwestern State College professor, at noon on Sept. 15 over a Youtube livestream as well. Other speakers will present in coming weeks.