Highlights from Reunion 2014
A Conversation with President Biddy Martin
Saturday, May 31, 2014
The president was joined by Cullen Murphy '74, chair of the Board of Trustees. Their remarks preceded by the annual meeting of the Society of the Alumni, presided over by the chair, William H. Woolverton '73, P'17, '12.
The World We Inherited; the World We Will Bequeath — and What We Can Still Do About It
Friday, May 30, 2014
Joseph Stiglitz ’64, professor at Columbia Business School, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (in the Department of Economics) and the School of International and Public Affairs, is a renowned scholar. He created a new branch of economics, the “Economics of Information.” Among many awards and honors, Stiglitz was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information, and he was a lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2011, Time named Stiglitz one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He is now serving as president of the International Economic Association. Stiglitz reflected on societal advances and issues as a kickoff to the programs presented by the 50th Reunion Class of 1964.