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Thomas Piketty’s urgent new book, Capital and Ideology (2020), explores the deep roots of social inequalities and advocates for a “participatory socialism” that resists hyper-capitalism. Piketty will be in conversation with political theorist Nancy Fraser and activist Alexandra Rojas.

Thomas Piketty is an economist at the Paris School of Economics and the EHESS and a visiting professor at NYU’s Institute of French Studies.

Nancy Fraser is a leading thinker on social justice, capitalism, and social change. She is the Henry and Louise A. Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School

Alexandra Rojas is the executive director of Justice Democrats, an organization that supports a new generation of progressive congressional candidates, and a CNN political commentator.

Stéphane Gerson (moderator), a historian of modern France at NYU, directs its Institute of French Studies.

Sponsored by the Institute of French Studies, with the support of NYU’s Provost office, the Ford Foundation, the Maison Française, GSAS, and NYU’s Humanities and Social Science divisions.

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