Goizueta Business School. | Photo by Jason Oh
By Nick Wenzel
Emory hosted a conversation around nonprofit Operation Hope Founder and CEO John Hope Bryant’s new book How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class Thursday at the Goizueta Business School.
The panel discussion, which centered around capitalism and ways to jumpstart the economy, included Ambassador Andrew Young, the first African American U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, former mayor of Atlanta and civil rights activist. The panel led the conversation with Bryant, who has also been an advisor on the Council of Financial Capability to President Obama.
Other members of the panel discussion included Interim Chair of African American Studies and Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department, Andra Gillespie and Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Economics Esfandiar Maasoumi.
Claire Sterk, Emory provost and executive vice president of academic affairs, moderated the conversation.
Watch the 4-minute movie on How The Poor Can Save Capitalism here.
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