Money and its Redemption

Hosted by Forum on Religion and Department of Anthropology

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House,


Dr Laura Bear

Professor David Graeber

Professor Bill Maurer


Reverend Dr Giles Fraser

Can “bad money” be made good? Leading economic anthropologists will debate the morality of money, philosophies of philanthropy, and the lure of redemption.  

Laura Bear is Associate Professor of Anthropology at LSE. 

David Graeber (@davidgraeber) is Professor of Anthropology at LSE. 

Bill Maurer is Professor of Anthropology and Law at UC Irvine.

Giles Fraser (@giles_fraser) is a Priest, former Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral and Guardian columnist.

TheForum on Religion is part of the Programme for the Study of Religion and Non-Religion at LSE, based in the Department of Anthropology. The Programme aims to bring together staff and research students from across LSE, and within the wider academic and policy communities, working on issues to do with religion, secularism, and “non-religious” practices, beliefs, and traditions.

LSE's Anthropology Department (@LSEAnthropology), with a long and distinguished history, remains a leading centre for innovative research and teaching. 

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