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Book Talk: The Wolf at the Door— The Menace of Economic Security and How to Fight it
One of the major effects of the pandemic has been to bring to light the widespread economic insecurity that threatens the welfare of our society and to make apparent critical weaknesses of the nation’s safety net. In The Wolf at the Door: The Menace of Economic Insecurity and How to Fight It,” Professors Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro diagnose the problems, probe their consequences, and propose practical recommendations for increasing jobs, improving wages, protecting families suffering from unemployment and seeking reemployment, and providing better health insurance and child care. They also guide us through the political strategies necessary to enact the necessary changes.

Please join us for a very special evening with Michael Graetz, Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, as he discusses his book. He will be joined by Jacob Lew, Former US Secretary of the Treasury and Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. The event will be moderated by Nicholas Lemann, Dean Emeritus and Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Journalism at Columbia Journalism School.

Feb 2, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Michael Graetz
Professor of Law @Columbia Law School
A leading expert on national and international tax law, Michael J. Graetz joined the faculty in 2009, after 25 years at Yale Law School, where he is a professor of law emeritus and a professorial lecturer. He has written on a wide range of tax, international taxation, health policy, and social insurance issues. His recent scholarship, including his 2016 book, The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right (with Linda Greenhouse of The New York Times), has focused on U.S. legal history and problems around economic inequality. His latest book, The Wolf at the Door: The Menace of Economic Insecurity and How to Fight It (with Ian Shapiro), proposes realistic policy solutions and strategies to make individuals and communities more secure.
Jacob Lew
Former US Secretary of the Treasury and Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs @The School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University
Jacob Lew served as the 76th United States Secretary of the Treasury from 2013 to 2017. Previously, he served as White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama and Director of the Office of Management and Budget in both the Obama and Clinton Administrations. He has also served as Deputy Secretary of State and as principal domestic policy advisor to House Speaker Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr, in addition to holding a variety of private sector and nonprofit roles. Jacob is currently a Managing Partner at Lindsay Goldberg and a member of the faculty at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
Nicholas Lemann
Dean Emeritus and Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Journalism @Columbia Journalism School
Nicholas Lemann served as Dean of Columbia Journalism School from 2003-13. During his deanship, the School completed its first capital fundraising campaign, added 20 members to its full-time faculty, built a student center, started its first new professional degree program since the 1930s, and launched significant new initiatives in investigative reporting, digital journalism, and executive leadership for news organizations. Now Dean Emeritus and Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Journalism, he also directs Columbia Global Reports, a book publishing venture, and Columbia World Projects, a new institution that implements academic research outside the university. Lemann is a staff writer at The New Yorker, and is on the boards of the Authors Guild, the Knight First Amendment Institute, the Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company, and the Russell Sage Foundation.