Open Dialogue on inequality in the 21st century

Rethinking inequality and what to do about it

Inequality is a defining challenge of our time. But what does it really look like? Do we have the right measures of inequality? How is it changing? And what might this mean for societies worldwide for the rest of the 21st century?

In the lead up to the next Human Development Report on inequality, the Human Development Report Office at the United Nations Development Programme invites you to an Open Dialogue to discuss these questions with leading global experts.

This event is held in partnership with UNU-WIDER, the Human Development Report Office, LIS, the Stone Center at the City University of New York (CUNY), and the World Inequality Lab.

Conversation convened by
  • Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme
  • Paul Krugman, Distinguished Professor of Economics at CUNY Graduate Center; Senior Scholar, Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality
  • Mario Cimoli, Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Lucas Chancel, Co-Director, World Inequality Lab
  • Janet Gornick, Director, Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality at CUNY Graduate Center; Director, United States Office of LIS
  • Nora Lustig, Director, Commitment to Equity Institute at Tulane University
  • Kunal Sen, Director, UNU-WIDER