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The Future of Capitalism: Is Individualism Killing Opportunity in America?

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Ida Noyes Hall, 3rd Floor Theater

1212 East 59th Street

Chicago, IL 60637

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The Institute of Politics Welcomes


  • David Axelrod

    David Axelrod

    Moderator
  • Nicholas Kristof

    Nicholas Kristof

    Co-Author, Tightrope
  • Sheryl WuDunn

    Sheryl WuDunn

    Co-Author, Tightrope

About this Event

Join the IOP as we welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn to discuss their new book Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope. Through telling the stories of the children of Mr. Kristof’s childhood community in rural Oregon, Tightrope elucidates aspects of the American struggle that continue to define life for much of the nation’s population. From covering the opioid epidemic to reporting on the day-to-day realities of poverty, the husband and wife duo leaves no stone unturned in telling the personal accounts of working-class Americans.Mr. Kristof and Ms. WuDunn have co-authored several books together, including A Path Appears and Half the Sky. In 1990, they were jointly awarded a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China.

Institute of Politics Director David Axelrod will lead this discussion.Book sales and signing to follow.

This event is the first in a series on The Future of Capitalism, which will examine income and wealth inequality, growing skepticism of capitalism among young voters, and alternative economic models being debated in the public sphere.

  • This event is free and open to UChicago students, faculty, staff and the public. If you cannot attend, please cancel your ticket order.
  • Registration is required. Tickets are general admission and registration does not guarantee a seat.
  • Tickets are non-transferable.
  • Doors will open 30 minutes before the event begins. Any unclaimed seats will be released 10 minutes before the event begins.
  • If you have any questions regarding the accessibility of this venue, please email Christine Hurley, Director of Production & Special Events, at cehurley@uchicago.edu.

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