Sunday, March 3, 2013 10:10 AM
Economist Richard Parker leads week three of the 2013 Lenten forum series, The Way of Reconciliation: From Injury to Restoration.
Is there an obligation for economic justice? If so, how is such an obligation to be understood, and who does it apply to? Drawing on the tenets of the social gospel tradition, economist Richard Parker will address the place of economic reconciliation in a vision of a common human strategy for economic wellbeing for all people.
About Richard Parker
Richard Parker is lecturer in Public Policy and senior fellow of the Shorenstein Center at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. An Oxford-trained economist, his career before coming to the Kennedy School in 1993 included journalism (he cofounded the magazine Mother Jones as well as Investigative Reporters & Editors, and chairs the editorial board of The Nation); philanthropy (as executive director of two foundations he donated more than $40 million to social-change groups); social entrepreneurship (he grew environmental group Greenpeace from 2,000 to 600,000 supporters, helped launch People for the American Way, and raised over $250 million for some 60 non-profits), and political consulting (advising, among others, Senators Kennedy, Glenn, Cranston, and McGovern). From 2009 to 2011 he was an economic advisor to Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou.
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