Stevanovich Institute A Meeting of the Minds Chicago

Democracy, Populism, and Capitalism: Are They Compatible?

Professors William Howell and Raghuram G. Rajan will discuss this question at the first A Meeting of the Minds: Business and the Human discussion.

April 4, 2019

Registration is now closed for this event. Please tune in to Chicago Booth's Facebook page for the livestream on the evening of April 4. 

The first A Meeting of the Minds: Business and the Human discussion will address the question: Democracy, Populism, and Capitalism: Are They Compatible? William Howell, Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics at the University of Chicago, joins Raghuram G. Rajan, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth.

The discussion will be moderated by Bret Stephens, AB ’95, of The New York Times.

We invite you to join us in sharpening our capacity for analytical thinking, creativity, and innovation, and in exploring new insights that can fuel the development of business, as well as for the many areas of human endeavor with which it intersects.

When:
April 4, 2019
6–9 p.m.

Where:
Gleacher Center, 6th Floor
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Program:
6:00 – Registration and Reception
7:00 – Program
8:30 – Drinks and Networking
9:00 – Event Concludes

Cost:
$30

About A Meeting of the Minds: Business and the Human:

What is the relationship between the business world’s calculations of value and profit and the humanistic concerns of the markets and societies within which they necessarily operate? How do business and the human interact, shape each other, place limitations, and open possibilities?

In the series of discussions entitled A Meeting of the Minds: Business and the Human, the University of Chicago brings together faculty from Chicago Booth and from the humanities and related fields such as politics, law, and psychology, to explore how commonalities and differences in these separate spheres can lead us to a richer grasp of the economic human being.

The University of Chicago discussions on A Meeting of the Minds: Business and the Human are sponsored by Booth and the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge. 

Featured Speakers

William Howell

William Howell

Howell is Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics at the University of Chicago. He holds appointments in the Harris School of Public Policy, the Department of Political Science, and the College. He currently is working on research projects on former president Barack Obama's education initiatives, distributive politics, and the normative foundations of executive power.

Howell is the author of Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government—and Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency (Basic Books, 2016).

Raghuram G. Rajan

Raghuram G. Rajan

Rajan is Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth. He was the 23rd governor of the Reserve Bank of India between September 2013 and September 2016.

Rajan’s books include The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind, 2019; I Do What I Do: On Reform, Rhetoric, and Resolve, 2017; and Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy, for which he was awarded the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in 2010.

Event Moderator

Bret Stephens, AB ’95

Bret Stephens

Stephens is a contributing columnist at The New York Times. He is the author of America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder, released in November 2014. He is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, including two honorary doctorates and the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for commentary.