Nov 30: Big Ideas Breakfast: What a Transformative Progressive Movement Looks Like

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The election of 2016 has shined a spotlight on long-festering political crises that will continue even after the ballots have been counted.  How can we address economic inequality and declining opportunity and make our political institutions more responsive, accountable, and effective?  And what is the future of American politics in an era of growing populist movements on both the right and left?

In Democracy Against Domination, Roosevelt Fellow K. Sabeel Rahman begins to answer these questions.  Join us for breakfast on November 30 as we take a deeper dive into Sabeel’s work with moderator Bryce Covert of Think Progress.

Copies of Democracy Against Domination  will be available for sale and signing.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Breakfast available at 7:30 AM
Discussion begins promptly at 8 AM
Concluding at 9AM (Including Q&A)

Location: Roosevelt Institute
570 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10022

This event is by invitation only.


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2015 Sabeel Rahman - Credit Amanda Gaines New AmericaK. Sabeel Rahman is an Assistant Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, a Fellow at the New America Foundation, and a Four Freedoms Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. His interests revolve around issues of inclusive and equitable economic policy; democratic participation; law; and social and democratic theory.

In 2014 he served as a Special Advisor in the de Blasio administration in New York City. In 2015, Mayor de Blasio appointed Rahman to serve on the Rent Guidelines Board, which sets rent stabilization and rent control policy for New York City.

Rahman’s first book, Democracy Against Domination (forthcoming, Oxford University Press) offers a new account of how ideals of democracy can respond to persisting disparities of economic power.

 

bryce-covert-headshotBryce Covert is Economic Policy Editor at ThinkProgress and a contributor at The Nation. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The New York Daily News, New York Magazine, Slate, The New Republic, and others, and she won a 2016 Exceptional Merit in Media Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus. She has appeared on ABC, CBS,MSNBC, and other outlets.