The Camden Conference presents Thomas Remington at the Belfast Free Library on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., discussing “Rising Economic Inequality in Global Perspective.” This event is free and open to all.

Inequality in the distribution of income and wealth is rising around the world, both within and across countries. A number of economic and political factors are driving this trend, among them technological change, globalization, and the concentration of political power among the most privileged.

Deepening inequality between poor and rich exacerbates political polarization and fuels authoritarian populist movements. Why is economic inequality rising, what are its effects, and what can we do about it?

Thomas F. Remington is a visiting professor at Harvard University, a senior research associate at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia, and professor (emeritus) of political science, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of many books and articles focusing on Russian and Chinese political institutions and social policy. In the fall of 2017 he taught a course at Harvard entitled “The Politics of Economic Inequality.”

This presentation is hosted by the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., and offered as one of dozens of free community events in anticipation of the 31st Annual Camden Conference – New World Disorder and America’s Future, Feb. 16-18, 2018.

The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues. For more information, visit or call 236-1034.