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The Liu Institute is pleased to announce a new graduate course featuring Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate in economics. Dr. Stiglitz is a professor at Columbia University, former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and author of several books, the most recent being the best seller, The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them (2015).

GPP 591: Global Inequality and the Work of Joseph Stiglitz

When: Fall Term 2015 on Fridays, 10:00 am - 11:30 am (1.5 hrs). Learn more on the UBC Student
Services website

Venue: Room 132 (Caseroom), Liu Institute for Global Issues, 6476 North West Marine Drive,
UBC Point Grey campus

Instructor: Taylor Owen, Liu Institute for Global Issues and the School of Journalism

Credit: 1.5 credits

Syllabus: A revised GPP 591 course curriculum includes outcomes, format,
requirements, assignments and readings for this course. 
This is subject to change.  

The course features guest lectures by Professor Joseph Stiglitz and other preeminent scholars and leaders from diverse fields.

The course is open to graduate students and upper-level undergraduate UBC students. However, course registration will be competitive. Applicants must submit a digital transcript (a scanned version will be accepted) and a one-page document explaining their interest in the course and topic and what they will bring to the discussion. Reference letters are not required. Unfortunately, we cannot accept auditors or unclassified students in this course.


The application deadline is July 31, 2015. Please send application materials to Lindsay Marsh, Liu Institute Communications Manager at

Applicants will be notified if they are selected. Please refresh this page as further information will be added.

This course is part of the new Lind Initiative in US Studies at UBC, which seeks to inspire students to become cultural, business, political and thought leaders and to ignite students’ critical and creative thinking to become active and informed global leaders. The Lind Initiative is made possible by a gift from Philip Lind (BA’66, LLD’02), Vice-Chairman of Rogers Communications Inc. with the goal of strengthening relationships and building understanding between Canada and the US.
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