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Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence

Nick Galasso, Ph.D.

"The Wealth Gap: Why It Matters and How We Can Fix It"
Shaw Hall, Younts Conference Center, Furman University
7 p.m., Tuesday, October 25, 2016

This event is free and open to the public.

Nick Galasso, Ph.D.

Leading voice on inequality and senior researcher for Oxfam America, who calculated in 2014 that the richest 85 people possess the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population. In 2016, the number is 62.

About Nick Galasso

Nick Galasso, who leads Oxfam's work on economic inequality and governance will be The Riley Institute’s Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow from October 24-28, during which time he’ll visit classes and meet in small groups with students and faculty. Galasso is the co-author of "Working for the Few: Political Capture and Economic Inequality," the report that calculated that the 85 richest people in the world have the same wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population; in 2016, the number is 62. He joined Oxfam America in 2012 as an American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellow and now serves as senior researcher. 

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