Liza Featherstone and Doug Henwood will present discussions on the nation’s economy at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 26, in Albright Auditorium.
“These Brooklyn-based public intellectuals offer some of the most insightful economic and political analysis available today,” says Professor of Political Science Jodi Dean.
Featherstone will present “Occupy Schools: Education for the 99%.” A contributing writer for the Nation, Featherstone is the author of “Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart” (Basic Books 2004). “Selling Women Short” received an Outstanding Book award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights at Simmons College. Featherstone has continued to write about Wal-Mart’s employment practices as well as other problems with its business model. She is the co-author of “Students Against Sweatshops” (Verso 2002) which was named one of the best books of that year by the Madison Capital-Times. In addition to writing for the Nation, Featherstone has written for Slate, Salon, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Columbia Journalism Review, Babble, Newsday, The San Francisco Chronicle, The American Prospect, and many other publications. She is a frequent media guest, appearing on outlets as varied as CNBC, Fox News, the BBC and Al Jazeera English.
Henwood’s talk will be titled, “Reflections on the Current Disorder.” He is the editor and publisher of Left Business Observer. The newsletter reports on the world’s financial markets and central banks in addition to covering income distribution, poverty, energy and politics. Henwood is a contributing editor of the Nation and hosts a radio weekly program on KFPA-FM (Berkeley). His book “Wall Street” was published by Verso in June 1997. It is available for free download http://www.wallstreetthebook.com/. His book, “After the New Economy” was published by The New Press in 2003.
The event is sponsored by the President’s Office and Political Science Department.