Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Something to go to in Wellington

VUW's Institute of Policy Studies is holding a policy forum on "Does Inequality Matter?" in a fortnight. The main topic will be The Spirit Level, and the keynote speaker (via videoconference) Professor Richard Wilkinson, its author. In addition, a number of New Zealand academics will be discussing whether the thesis of the book is robust, whether there is a political constituency for equality, and the New Zealand data. A full programme can be found here [PDF; the IPS version crashes my browser].

When: Tuesday, 16 November
Where: Rutherford House Lecture Theatre 3, VUW Pipitea Campus, Wellington
How much: Free, but you need to register by emailing ips@vuw.ac.nz

[Hat-tip: Liberation]