University of Leicester event explores the super-rich in an age of Trump

Posted by es328 at Apr 24, 2017 09:56 AM |
Free public event on 17 May will explore the consumption of the super-rich

Issued by the University of Leicester Press Office on 24 April 2017

CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies at the University of Leicester is holding an event looking into the political power held by the super-rich on 17 May.

An interdisciplinary panel of experts will discuss politics of wealth and inequality following the rise of Donald Trump to the American Presidency.

Speakers at the event include John Armitage from the University of Southampton, Sarah Hall from the University of Nottingham, Jonathan Beaverstock from the University of Bristol, and Jo Littler from the University of London.

Dr Paula Serafini, Research Associate at the University of Leicester’s CAMEo Research Institute, said: “Wealth and status are deeply connected to politics, and the rise of Donald Trump has prompted questions into the connections between power and money.

“This event will explore the cultural production and consumption of the super-rich and discuss their links to inequality, finance and current political changes - all pressing matters in today’s society”

The event is free and open to the public. Presentations will be followed by a drinks reception.

The event will take place Wednesday 17 May 2017, 2pm, Fielding Johnson Building, First Floor Council Suite Room 1, University of Leicester.

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