Investing in Equality: the role of capital and justice in addressing inequality
Speaker: Darren Walker (President of the Ford Foundation)
Chair: Professor Julia Black (Interim Director, LSE)
1st November, 6.30-8pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre
Philanthropic organisations play a key role in challenging the causes, effects, and consequences of inequality, funding projects that aim to directly and indirectly reduce the inequality gap. However questions have been raised about the approach, direction and priorities of such wealthy organisations when funding projects to tackle inequality, and the effect of these projects on the beneficiaries and the economy as a whole.
The Ford Foundation has identified inequality as the central issue of our time. Darren Walker, President of Ford Foundation, will discuss the work and focus of the Ford Foundation, and the greater role of Philanthropy in reducing inequality.
This event is funded by the Atlantic Fellows programme.