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Costs of Inequality

University Professor of Economics, Business and International Affairs Joseph E. Stiglitz pursues research on the determinants and costs of inequality, and policies that would reduce it. Professor Stiglitz has been developing a broad “equality-growth-efficiency” agenda that reduces the scope for rent-seeking and other market distortions that contribute to inequality, and increases equality of opportunity by pursuing a comprehensive rewriting of the rules of the American economy.

Unlawful Deaths of Refugees & Migrants

Directed by Dr. Agnès Callamard, the U.N. Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, "Unlawful Deaths of Refugees & Migrants" focuses on the mass casualties of refugees and migrants in the course of their flight. The report, submitted to the U.N. Sectretary-General and transmitted to the General Assembly on 15 August 2017, addresses killings by both State and non-State actors, and denounces a quasi-generalized regime of impunity, worsened by an absence of accurate data on the dead and missing. Dr. Agnès Callamard calls urgently on States to address this human rights crisis by prioritizing the protection of the right to life in their migration and refugee policies.

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President Lee C. Bollinger and University Professor Michael W. Doyle bring together eminent Columbia faculty members, academics from other universities, and practitioners to address global problems and find effective ways of influencing global policy.

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