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Panel to address 'Unequal Democracy'

Monday, April 14, 2008, 4:30 p.m. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Newsweek journalist Jonathan Alter will join prominent political scholars Larry Bartels, Paul Krugman and James Stimson for a panel discussion on issues of inequality in the United States at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The discussion, which is titled "Unequal Democracy," will be moderated by Nolan McCarty, acting dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs.

Alter is a Newsweek columnist and senior editor whose work examines politics, media and social and global issues. He frequently interviews American presidents and other world leaders.

Bartels is Princeton's Donald E. Stokes Professor of Public and International Affairs and director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics. His primary interests are electoral politics, public opinion and the mass media. His most recent book, "Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age," analyzes the political causes and consequences of America's growing income gap.

Krugman is a professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton and a columnist for The New York Times. His most recent book, "The Conscience of a Liberal," studies the past 80 years of American history, with a focus on economic and political inequality.

Stimson is the Raymond Dawson Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His research interests include decision-making, public opinion and how it shapes American politics, and the evolution of race as an issue in American politics.

The event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School and the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics.

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