“Coming Apart”: America’s growing cultural divide
An AEI Intern Reception with Dr. Charles Murray
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About This Event

The most pressing division in America is no longer the racial divide from your parents’ generation.  Nor is it the partisan gap that has consumed televisions during the U.S. presidential election cycle. Rather, the gravest threat to the American experiment involves the emergence of a new upper and lower class that are becoming increasingly alienated from each other.

From marriage rates to community life to work ethic, the behavior of the upper and lower classes diverges completely. And while mainstream America continues to revert to the norms of the lower class, the upper class lives in ever more secluded enclaves, oblivious to the growing gap in behavior.  This puts the success of the American project at risk.

Join Charles Murray in a lively discussion about the future of American values and the ways to mend today’s class separation.

If you cannot attend, we welcome you to watch the event live on this page. Full video will be posted within 24 hours.

Agenda

5:15 PM
Registration

5:40 PM
Introduction
Lori Sanders, AEI

5:45 PM
Speech:
Charles Murray, AEI

6:45 PM
Closing
Karin Agness, AEI

7:00 PM
Reception

Event Contact Information

For more information, please contact Lori Sanders at lori.sanders@aei.org, 202.862.7172.

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AEI Participants

 

Karin
Agness
  • Karin Agness was the director of academic programs at AEI. Prior to joining AEI, she practiced law at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C. In 2011, she was selected for the Forbes 30 under 30 list for Law and Policy.

 

Charles
Murray
  • Charles Murray is a political scientist, author, and libertarian. He first came to national attention in 1984 with the publication of Losing Ground, which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. His 1994 New York Times bestseller, The Bell Curve (Free Press, 1994), coauthored with the late Richard J. Herrnstein, sparked heated controversy for its analysis of the role of IQ in shaping America’s class structure. Murray's other books include What It Means to Be a Libertarian (1997), Human Accomplishment (2003), In Our Hands (2006), and Real Education (2008). His most recent book, Coming Apart (Crown Forum, 2012), describes an unprecedented divergence in American classes over the last half century.


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  • Assistant Info

    Name: Caroline Kitchens
    Phone: 202-862-5820
    Email: Caroline.Kitchens@aei.org
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