Future discussions

Future discussions

Upcoming events, workshops, and more

Faculty workshops on Democracy and Capitalism (closed to public)

  • Wednesday, March 16, 12:30–2 p.m., Professor Michelle Holder. Holder is the new President and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and is an associate professor of economics at John Jay College in New York City. She is a renowned economist with experience in both government and nonprofit sectors, with a research focus on discrimination and race and gender inequality in the American labor market.
  • Friday, April 8, 12:30–2 p.m., Professor Jacob Hacker. Hacker is the Stanley B. Resor Professor in the department of political science at Yale University and is a leading expert in the field of American public policy, with a particular focus on inequality and health policy. He is the former director and a current resident faculty fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, as well as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  
  • Friday, April 22, 3:30–5 p.m., Professor Ed Freeman. Freeman is University Professor and Olsson Professor of Business Administration at UVa’s Darden School of Business, where he specializes in questions of ethics and responsibility in business and capitalist systems. He has served in honorary positions at universities in the United States and abroad, and previously acted as editor of the Ruffin Series in Business Ethics, as well as co-editor in chief of the Journal of Business Ethics.

Hewlett Foundation Democracy and Capitalism Conference: Can Democracy and Capitalism Be Reconciled? (open to public)

March 7–9, 2023

We will hold a major conference that explores the philosophical dimensions of the relationship between a free-enterprise system and self-government, probe the historical roots of the relationship, and consider policy proposals to buttress and reimagine democratic capitalism itself. The conference is funded by the Hewlett Foundation and tentatively titled “Can Democracy and Capitalism Be Reconciled?”

  • The conference will emphasize three thematic pillars: an examination of ideas, history, and policy.
  • The conference will provide a rounded understanding of the relationship between democracy and capitalism, how the relationship has evolved, and how free people can reform their political economy to bring it more in line with their values.

The convening will be followed by an edited volume of essays derived from conference presentations, which will be edited by Sidney Milkis and Scott C. Miller and published by a major university press.

The Project on Democracy and Capitalism presents: “The State of the Biden Agenda: Infrastructure, Inflation, and Growth in 2022” (open to public)

Thursday, March 24, 2022, 11:00 a.m.–12:00. p.m.

Two months into President Biden’s second year in office, join an expert panel of scholars, journalists, and officials for a broad policy discussion assessing his economic and social agenda, including the Build Back Better Act, infrastructure as stimulus, the future of U.S. inflation, and much more.