Starr Forum: Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

October 22, 2012 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
1 Amherst Street, Cambridge

A book talk featuring Daron Acemoglu and joining the conversation is John Tirman as a discussant

About the Speakers:
Kamer Daron Acemoglu is a Turkish-American economist of Armenian origin. He is currently the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and winner of the 2005 John Bates Clark Medal. 

John Tirman is the Executive Director and a Principal Research Scientist at MIT's Center for International Studies. He is author of, most recently, The Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America's Wars (Oxford University Press, 2011).

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Free & open to the public | Refreshments served