Glenn Loury presented the third Holden Lecture, “Barack Obama and the Future of the Black Prophetic Tradition.” Professor Loury, the Merton P. Stolz Professor of the Social Sciences and Economics at Brown University, has contributed to knowledge in welfare economics, industrial organization and the economics of income distribution. Among his publications are Ethnicity, Social Mobility and Public Policy: Comparing the US and UK and The Anatomy of Racial Inequality. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Loury has been elected vice president of the American Economics Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Econometric Society.
Barack Obama and the Future of the Black Prophetic Tradition (Adobe Acrobat .pdf format)
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The Center thanks Col. Benjamin Wesley, who filmed the lecture.