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2019 Tanner Lectures on Human Values: Discussion Seminar with Anne Case and Angus Deaton

Event Recap

April 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society and the Office of the President

This is the third-day discussion concluding the 2019 Tanner Lectures on Human Values, delivered by Princeton University Professors Anne Case and Angus Deaton.

Lecture 1: Wednesday, April 10, 5 to 7 p.m.

Lecture 2: Thursday, April 10, 5 to 7 p.m.

Discussion seminar: Friday, April 12, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Discussion Seminar Commentators

Anna Lembke is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Read more

Daniel Wikler is the Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Ethics and Population Health in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Read more

Anne Case and Angus Deaton are emeriti professors at Princeton University. Case is an emerita professor of economics and public affairs. Deaton, a senior scholar at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2015. In their joint lecture, tentatively titled “Deaths of Despair: Has Democratic Capitalism Stopped Working for Working People?”, Case and Deaton will focus on the rising epidemic of deaths from drug overdoses, alcoholic liver disease and suicide. Until recently, these deaths have been largely confined to white non-Hispanics and African-Americans. But in recent years, there has been a sharp rise in mortality among whites. Together, they examine the role American capitalism plays in these alarming statistics and changing patterns. Read more

Littlefield Center, Wattis Room (west lobby, ground floor)
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