21st Annual Stakeholder Dialogue

Wednesday, April 9, 5:00 PM

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Who Stole the American Dream?
An examination of wealth creation and wealth distribution

“Today, the gravest challenge and the most corrosive fault line in our society is the gross inequality of income and wealth in America.” (page xiv from Who Stole the American Dream?)

Hedrick Smith, author of Who Stole the American Dream?, is the featured speaker at the 2014 Stakeholder Dialogue.

The dialogue will be moderated by Michelle Rovang Burke, director of the Veritas Institute.

Responses will be offered by:

  • Jennifer Ford Reedy, president of the Bush Foundation
  • Robert G. Kennedy, Ph.D., professor and chair of Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas

There will be a Q & A period following the responses.

This event is free and open to the public, however advance registration is recommended to ensure we can accommodate all attendees.

About the Author

Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and editor and Emmy award-winning producer/correspondent, has established himself over 50 years as one of America’s most distinguished journalists. He has shown unusual versatility as a print reporter, documentary producer, author and lecturer. His book, Who Stole the American Dream? published by Random House in September 2012, has been hailed for brilliant analysis of political and economic trends over the past 30-40 years.

Who Stole the American Dream? steps back from the partisan fever of politics in Washington to explain how we became two Americas – how America moved from an era of middle class prosperity and power, effective bipartisanship and grass roots activism to today’s polarized gridlock, unequal democracy and an even more unequal economy that has unraveled the American Dream for millions of middle class families. With probing and timely reporting and a unique “Stolen Dream Timeline,” Smith has dug out the often hidden narrative of the seismic changes that have transformed the landscape of power in Washington since the late 1970s and economic changes that have disrupted the “virtuous circle of growth” that powered the U.S. economy for decades.

Read more about Hedrick Smith.

Event Details:
Wednesday, April 9, 5:00 PM

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
46 11th Street South
Schulze Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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