The Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) will host “The Price of Meritocracy: Debt, Wealth, and Higher Education Today,” featuring Yale’s Daniel Markovits and NYU’s Caitlin Zaloom, on Mon., Nov. 11.

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New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) will host “The Price of Meritocracy: Debt, Wealth, and Higher Education Today,” featuring Yale’s Daniel Markovits and NYU’s Caitlin Zaloom, on Mon., Nov. 11, 6-8 p.m. (20 Cooper Square [between 5th and 6th Streets], 5th Floor).

Daniel Markovits, Guido Calabresi Professor of Law at Yale Law School and founding director of the Center for the Study of Private Law, is the author of The Meritocracy Trap: How America's Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite (Penguin). The book considers the law, economics, and politics of human capital to identify the mechanisms through which meritocracy breeds inequality and to expose the burdens that meritocratic inequality imposes on all who fall within meritocracy’s orbit.

Caitlin Zaloom, an associate professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University, is the author of Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost (Princeton). The work takes readers into the homes of American families to reveal the consequences of student debt and the ways that financing college has transformed family life.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please click here: https://bit.ly/2NGmvsE. For more information, please call IPK at 212.998.8466.

Subways: 6 (Astor Place); R, W (8th Street).