Sunday, April 26
6:30-9:00 pm: Dinner and Remarks from Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)
The Study at Yale Hotel, 1157 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT
(We will be gathering in Gallery I on the main floor.)
Monday, April 27
All sessions will be held at the Yale Institution for Social & Policy Studies (ISPS)
77 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT
|8:30-9:00||Continental Breakfast, (ISPS Room A001)|
Welcome & Opening Remarks: (ISPS Room A002)
Session One: Challenges to Shared Prosperity (ISPS Room A002)
This opening session will lay out the stakes of this conversation, examining what shared prosperity means, as well as enumerating key trends in its major elements, including feelings of trust and efficacy regarding politics.
Moderator: Jacob Hacker
|11:00-11:15||Coffee Break (ISPS Room A001)|
Session Two: Unequal Representation - Measurement and Mechanisms (ISPS Room A002)
The second session will examine how greater disperson of income wealth has affected the political standing of different groups in the polity. Two questions will be the primary focus: First, how do we measure and assess inequality of influence? Second, what are some of the reasons for unequal influence?
Moderator: Nick Bunker, Policy Analyst, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Lunch with Keynote (ISPS Room A002)
Keynote Speaker: Maya Wiley, Counsel to the Mayor, New York City (1:00-1:30 p.m.)
Session Three: Separate and Unequal - How Place and Politics Intersect (ISPS Room A002)
Americans are deeply supportive of equality and shared prosperity in principle, but in practice we see few effective coalitions to support the achievement of these ideals even as the middle class and the poor face greater economic risks, and even as policy has become less effective at reducing inequality and poverty. What are the sources and effects of these coalitional failures at the individual and collective levels? In particular, how has growing income segregation undercut the potential for cross-class alliances and greater support for actions to address inequality?
Moderator: Vesla Weaver, Assistant Professor of Political Science and of African American Studies, Yale University
|3:15-3:30||Coffee Break (ISPS Room A001)|
Session Four: The Crisis of American Public Authority - Deadlock, Drift, and Distrust (ISPS Room A002)
While the first panel concerns a relationship of citizens to officeholders, this panel moves up one level to ask whether and how the institutions that govern our collective wellbeing are being affected by inequality. How capable are our institutions at ensuring shared prosperity, and how has growing economic inequality affected the capacity for them to resolve pressing social challenges?
Moderator: Elisabeth Jacobs, Senior Director for Policy and Academic Programs, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Concluding Session (ISPS Room A002)
Jacob Hacker (ISPS) and Elisabeth Jacobs (Equitable Growth) will offer concluding comments, lay out a few key questions moving forward, and give a sense of what the next initiative is.
Informal dinner for participants not departing until Tuesday:
Cocktails at 6:30 pm; Dinner at 7:00 pm
The Union League Cafe, 1032 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT
(We will be gathering in the Sherman Room.)