Author Abramsky Will Address How Economy Feeds Fear
Published on October 25, 2011
Continuing its year-long focus on the theme of Fear, with a nod toward the current economic climate, Susquehanna University will present a discussion of "Fear in the Age of Austerity" on Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall, located in the Cunningham Center for Music and Art. The talk is free and open to the public.
Author and freelance journalist Sasha Abramsky will explore the ways in which fear and economic malaise overlap and amplify each other, creating cross-currents that make recovery particularly difficult.
Abramsky is a senior fellow at the New York City-based think tank Demos. He is the author of several books, including “American Furies: Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment,” “Breadline USA: The Hidden Scandal of American Hunger and How to Fix It” and, most recently, “Inside Obama's Brain.”
Abramsky’s writings have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, The Nation, The American Prospect, Mother Jones and many other magazines. He is a regular contributor to The Guardian newspaper’s “Comment is free” website. Abramsky has appeared on many national radio and television shows, and lectures regularly on politics and on the criminal justice system in America. Originally from England and a graduate of Oxford University, he has a master’s degree from Columbia University School of Journalism.
The event is co-sponsored by Susquehanna’s Common Reading Program and The Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society.
Karen M. Jones