U.S.-China Dialogue: Fighting Poverty and Populism—in China, the U.S., and the World

November 29, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sponsored by the China Institute

The number of people living in extreme poverty around the world has declined, but income disparities are fueling a rising wave of populism. Both China and the United States are grappling with enormous income gaps. How will China bring prosperity to its rural citizens—and provide services to the migrant laborers who have moved by the millions into its cities? How will the United States bring poverty relief to its urban underclass and help rural citizens who have been left behind? Can both countries learn from each other’s experience? Professor Li Xiaoyun, a leading thinker on poverty issues in China, will join Dr. Irwin Garfinkel, Interim Dean of the Columbia School of Social Work, to discuss strategies in fighting poverty in their own countries, and elsewhere in the world. For more information and fee structure, please visit the registration page.