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Columbia Benrubi Lecture Features Talk by Nobel Prize Winner Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman, influential New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize winner, is the keynote speaker at the 10th Annual Isadore I. Benrubi Lecture in the History and Ethics of Public Health, Department of Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health on October 4th. The title of his talk is “Does Equality Have a Future in America?”

Krugman, who joined The New York Times in 1999 as an Op-Ed columnist, is the author or editor of 27 books and more than 200 papers in professional journals and edited volumes. He is one of the founders of the “new trade theory,” a major rethinking of the theory of international trade. In recognition of that work, in 1991 the American Economic Association awarded him its John Bates Clark medal. While Krugman’s current academic research is focused on economic and currency crises, he has written extensively for a broader public audience and published in Foreign Affairs, Harvard Business Review, Scientific American and other journals.

Krugman is distinguished professor in the Graduate Center Economics Ph.D. program and distinguished scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study Center at the City University of New York. In addition, he is professor emeritus of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. In 2008, Mr. Krugman was the sole recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on international trade theory.

Established in 2007, The Isidore I. Benrubi Lecture was named and endowed by Dr. Guy Benrubi and his family, in honor of their father, Isidore Benrubi, a physician and friend of the Mailman School. Dr. Benrubi believed that history and science provide the necessary tools for people to make informed decisions on issues of health and human rights.  The National Endowment for the Humanities provides additional matching support.

Past Benrubli honorees include U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Laurie Garrett, and Joseph Stiglitz.

Isadore I. Benrubi Lecture
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

4:00–5:00 p.m.
Reception immediately following

The Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center (VEC)

Columbia University Medical Center

104 Haven Avenue, NYC