VIRTUAL EVENT - Book Talk: We Own the Future -- Democratic Socialism, American Style


Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:15pm



This event will now be held solely virtually. Please tune into the livestream, embedded below, also available online here

The Ash Center invites you to tune into a discussion with Peter Dreier, co-editor of We Own the Future: Democratic Socialism—American Style. Archon Fung, Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government, will moderate.


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Harvard University is closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. The health, safety, and well-being of our community, on and off-campus, is a top priority of the University, Harvard Kennedy School, and the Ash Center. In response to the latest guidelines, this event may quickly change. We recommend you check back to this page shortly before the event for the latest information. 

About the Book

We Own the Future: Democratic Socialism—American Style offers a road map to making this alternative a reality, giving readers a practical vision of a future that is more democratic, egalitarian, inclusive, and environmentally sustainable. The book includes a crash course in the history and practice of democratic socialism, a vivid picture of what democratic socialism in America might look like in practice, and compelling proposals for how to get there from the age of Trump and beyond.

With contributions from some of the nation’s leading political activists and analysts, We Own the Future articulates a clear and uncompromising view from the left—a perfectly timed book that will appeal to a wide audience hungry for change.

About the Speaker

Peter Dreier is the E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics at Occidental College.