Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs


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Anne Case, “The Great Divide: Education, Despair & Death”

Thursday, April 14, 2022, 07:00pm - 08:00pm
Location:  Overture Center for the Arts or via livestream

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Presenter: Anne Case, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus at Princeton University

The La Follette School of Public Affairs, Center for Demography of Health & Aging, and the Hilldale Lecture in the Social Sciences are excited to host Anne Case of Princeton University as the 2022 Offner-Hilldale Lecture. Funding is provided by the Hilldale Lecture Fund and the Offner Lecture Fund.

Anne Case, author of Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, will give an account of how the flaws in capitalism are harming America’s working class. She will discuss the dramatic rise in deaths from opioid overdose, alcoholism, and suicide in recent decades and how the disparity between those who are prospering and those who are struggling continues to grow.

The event is free, open to the public, and available in-person at the Overture Center for the Arts or via YouTube livestream. The lecture will include time for Q&A which can be submitted at


Contact:  Brittney Mitchell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.