Past Event

The Age of the Individual: 500 Years Ago Today Conference

October 31, 2017
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Low Memorial Library Faculty Room, Columbia University, New York

The Age of the Individual: 500 Years Ago Today is The Center on Capitalism and Society’s 15th annual conference. Join leading scholars in economics, philosophy and sociology as they explore themes of individualism, emancipation and self-actualization that trace their roots to the day Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the church door at Wittenberg on October 31st, 1517. These values — how they developed, where they stand today and how they may evolve — have vital consequences for work and innovation.

For more information, please visit the Center on Capitalism and Society website.

Panelists include Charles and Matthew Barzun, Mark Berner, Raicho Bojilov, W. Bowman Cutter, David Goodhart, Roya Hakakian, Christine Helmer, Philip K. Howard, Charles Kolb, Susan Lee, James Mackintosh, Barnaby Marsh, Alan Mittleman, Peter Pazzaglini, Edmund Phelps, Adrzej Rapaczynski, Richard Robb, George Rupp, Saskia Sassen, Richard Sennett, David Sidorsky, Robert Shiller, Juan Vicente Sola, Mark C. Taylor, Hans-Joachim Voth and Michael Woodford. The conference will also include an invitation-only luncheon and a dinner in the Low Memorial Library Rotunda. The luncheon speech will be given by Peter Jungen and the dinner speech will be given by Jean-Paul Fitoussi.

This event is sponsored by The Center on Capitalism and Society.