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07 May 2019 - 07 May 2019

Scholar discussion: Inspired by Anand Ghiridharas' book "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World"

  • Rhodes House
  • 5:30 - 7:00pm
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Please join us for a discussion on the book "Winner Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World" by author Anand Giridharadas.

In his new book "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World" author Anand Giridharadas argues that the wealthy have re-branded themselves as 'do-gooders' and monopolized the idea of 'Changing the World' in order to preserve the status quo--as well as obscure their own role in creating the societal problems they seek to address through their philanthropy projects.

Part of his critique includes examining how elite fellowships, like the Rhodes, create social networks that perpetuate inequality and prevent meaningful social change. Giridharadas' work raises important questions about impact, morality and the responsibilities we have to society and to each other. The session will feature a Skype Q&A with the author and small discussion groups. We recommend you listen to the podcasts before coming to this event!

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