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The Great Divide: Education, Despair & Death – a Hilldale Lecture

April 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anne Case, PhD (postponed from 2020-2021)
Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
Emeritus at Princeton University

The Great Divide: Education, Despair & Death
April 14, 2022, 7-8 PM

Reception 5-7 PM
Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Promenade Hall

The La Follette School of Public Affairs, Center for Demography of Health & Aging, and the Hilldale Lecture in the Social Sciences are excited to host Anne Case of Princeton University as the 2022 Hilldale-Offner Lecture. Funding is provided by the Hilldale Lecture Fund and the Offner Lecture Fund.

Anne Case, author of Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, will give an account of how the flaws in capitalism are harming America’s working class. She will discuss the dramatic rise in deaths from opioid overdose, alcoholism, and suicide in recent decades and how the disparity between those who are prospering and those who are struggling continues to grow.

The event is free, open to the public, and available in-person at the Overture Center for the Arts or via YouTube livestream. The lecture will include time for Q&A which can be submitted at go.wisc.edu/askanne.


The Overture Center
201 State Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
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