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Date and Location

March 18, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET
Malkin Penthouse (littauer Building) + Zoom


The Class Inversion of Politics: Why professionals have moved left and workers have moved right in the U.S. and elsewhere Photo

​​​This hybrid seminar will be given by David Leonhardt, a senior writer for The New York Times. It will take place in Malkin Penthouse for those who wish to attend in person. Others may join us remotely via Zoom. Refreshments will be served.

This event is co-sponsored by the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy.

Five copies of David Leonhardt's most recent book, Ours is the Shining Future, will be raffled off to those attending in person.​

M-RCBG welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs. To request accommodations or ask questions about access provided, please email

Speakers and Presenters

At The New York Times, David Leonhardt writes The Morning, its flagship daily newsletter. He is the author of Ours Is the Shining Future: The Story of the American Dream (Random House, 2023). The Atlantic, the Financial Times and the New Republic named it one of the best books of the year. Previously at The Times, David was an Op-Ed columnist, the Washington bureau chief, a podcast host and the founding editor of The Upshot section. He also led a strategy group that helped Times leadership shape the newsroom’s digital future. In 2011, David received the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. David has served on the boards of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and the Russell Sage Foundation as well as on the jury of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. He has been a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson School of Global Affairs. He majored in applied math at Yale and previously worked for Business Week magazine and The Washington Post. David is a third-generation native of New York City.​