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Lecture: The Dollar Auction, Unendable Wars and Gambling with Catastrophe

Event Details

October 29, 2019
4:00 pm

Gordon Hall

Room: 3rd Floor Conference Room

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Nicole Dunham

Daniel Ellsberg, distinguished research fellow at PERI, will present a talk titled, "The Dollar Auction, Unendable Wars and Gambling with Catastrophe."

Dr. Ellsberg received his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University in 1962 and published several seminal papers in the areas of decision theory and behavioral economics. Working as a high-level U.S. government war planner during the Vietnam War, Ellsberg risked a lifetime in prison to expose what became known as the Pentagon Papers, an act which was critical in strengthening the anti-war movement.

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The talk is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Reception to follow talk. 

About PERI
The Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) promotes human and ecological well-being through our original research. Our approach is to translate what we learn into workable policy proposals that are capable of improving life on our planet today and in the future. In the words of the late Professor Robert Heilbroner, we at PERI “strive to make a workable science out of morality.”