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Dr. Julianne Malveaux Discusses Income Inequality

April 18, 2017    |  

(l to r) Associate Professor Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey, Dr. Julianne Malveaux and Dean Richard Barth.
Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Noted economist, author, and commentator Dr. Julianne Malveaux discussed Economics, Race & Justice in the 21st Century: Perspective on Our Nation's Future during the spring 2017 Thursz Lecture for Social Justice held April 6 at the School of Social Work.


Dr. Julianne Malveaux is President Emerita of Bennett College for Women. She is an economist, author, and commentator whose essays have appeared in USA Today, Black Issues in Higher Education, Ms.Magazine, Essence Magazine, The Progressive, and many more publications. Dr. Malveaux has appeared frequently on national network programs, including CNN, BET, PBS, NBC, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, and C-SPAN, and has lectured at more than 500 colleges and universities on such topics as economics, women's rights, and public policy. She has also hosted television and radio programs.

A committed activist and civic leader, Dr. Malveaux has held positions in women's, civil rights, and policy organizations. Currently, she serves on the boards of the Economic Policy Institute, the Recreation Wish List Committee of Washington, DC, and the Liberian Education Trust. Malveaux is also President of PUSH Excel, the educational branch of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. Her latest book is Are We Better Off? Race, Obama, and Public Policy.