Speakers

The 2014 Global Justice Forum was held October 17, 2014 in New York City. This year’s theme, Income Inequality, brought together academics and practitioners, who discussed the various challenges and possible solutions to income inequality in this country.

Panel 1 | Panel 2 | Panel 3 | Keynote Speakers | Conference Summary

Panel 1: Economic Forces Behind Rising Inequality

Pierre Yared

Pierre Yared
Associate Professor of Business
Columbia Business School
Abstract | Video | Panel Photos

Richard Burkhauser
Sarah Gibson Blanding Professor Policy Analysis
Cornell University
Abstract | Video

Andrew L. Stern
Senior Fellow
Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy
Columbia University
Abstract | Video

Question & Answer
Video

Panel 2: Perspective on Economic Policy: Housing, Education, Labor Markets

Michael J. Graetz
Columbia Alumni Professor of Tax
Columbia Law School
Abstract | Video | Panel Photos

Richard Richman
Chairman and Founder
The Richman Group, Inc.
Abstract | Video

Jonah Rockoff
Associate Professor
Columbia Business School
Abstract | Video

Question & Answer
Video

Panel 3: Judicial and Regulatory Policy: Consumer and Employment Contracts, Access to Courts and Arbitration

Elizabeth J. Cabraser
Partner
Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein, LLP
Video | Panel Photos

Hon. Jed S. Rakoff
US District Judge for the Southern District of New York
Adjunct Professor
Columbia Law School
Abstract | Video

Avery W. Katz
Milton Handler Professor of Law and Vice Dean
Columbia Law School
Abstract | Video

F. Paul Bland, Jr.
Executive Director
Public Justice
Abstract | Video

Steven E. Fineman
Managing Partner
Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein, LLP
Abstract | Video

Archis A. Parasharami
Partner
Mayer Brown LLP
Abstract | Video

Question & Answer
Video

Keynote Speakers

Diogo de Sant’Ana
Vice-Minister
General-Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic of Brazil
"Brazil’s Perspective on Inequality"

Kenneth R. Feinberg
Founder, Managing Partner
Feinberg Rozen, LLP
Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Alan B. Krueger
Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
Princeton University
Former chairman of the White House Council of Economics Advisers