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Speaker(s): Professor Thomas Shapiro, Zamila Bunglawala
Chair: Professor Lucinda Platt

Recorded on 18 January 2018 at Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

In his latest book, Toxic Inequality, which he will discuss in this lecture, Thomas Shapiro examines a powerful and unprecedented convergence in the United States: historic and rising levels of wealth and income inequality in an era of stalled mobility, intersecting with a widening racial wealth gap, all against the backdrop of changing racial and ethnic demographics.

Thomas Shapiro (@tmshapiro) is Director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy and Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy, Brandeis University.

Zamila Bunglawala is Deputy Director of Strategy and Insight, Race Disparity Unit, Cabinet Office.

Lucinda Platt is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology in the LSE Department of Social Policy.

This lecture is funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Read about the International Inequalities Institute’s partnership with JRF here.

The Internatio.nal Inequalities Institute at LSE (@LSEInequalities) brings together experts from many LSE departments and centres to lead critical and cutting edge research to understand why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges.

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