Baruch College Hosts Panel Discussion on Income Inequality: “The Tale of Two Cities: Turning Rhetoric into Reality”


NEW YORK, NY – April 2, 2014 The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity, in the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College in partnership with The Sustainability Practice Network (SPN), will host a panel discussion regarding income inequality, Mayor de Blasio’s criticism of “the two New Yorks” and his promise to combat the increasing income disparity in New York City.

Panelists include: Miquela Craytor, Vice President, Industrial Initiatives & Income Mobility, New York City Economic Development Corporation; David R. Jones, President, Community Service Society; Greg Larkin, Innovation Product Development, Bloomberg LLP; and June O’Neil, Wollman Distinguished Professor of Economics and Director of The Center For The Study of Business and Government, Baruch College.

The discussion will focus on how the Mayor can improve life for the nearly two million people living below the poverty line and restore the disappearing middle class without alienating Wall Street and other industries crucial to the city’s economy. Panelists will also share their expertise on how the Mayor can avoid repeating catastrophic budget failures as in the city’s past.

WHAT:  “The Tale of Two Cities: Turning Rhetoric Into Reality”

WHEN:  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Schedule: 6:00 p.m. Registration & Networking
6:15 p.m. Panel Discussion
7:30 p.m. Q & A
8:00 p.m. Networking

WHERE: Baruch College, Newman Conference Center, 151 East 25th Street,

(between Lexington and Third), Room 750

Complimentary pre-registration is required. For more information, visit the website. To register, contact Matthew Lepere at (646) 312-3231 or e-mail



About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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