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Ralph Nader to speak on Inequality in the United States at public lecture

September 10, 2015

TORONTO, ON – U.S. con­sumer advo­cate, lawyer and author Ralph Nad­er will give a pub­lic lec­ture in Toron­to on Sep­tem­ber 12 spon­sored by the Cen­tre for the Study of the Unit­ed States at the Munk School of Glob­al Affairs.

Mr. Nad­er, who pro­vid­ed the intro­duc­tion for the just-released book Life After Harp­er, will speak on Inequal­i­ty in the Unit­ed States.

Nader’s career began as a lawyer in Hart­ford, Con­necti­cut in 1959, and from 1961-63, he lec­tured on his­to­ry and gov­ern­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hart­ford. In 1965-66, he received the Nie­man Fel­lows award, and was named one of 10 Out­stand­ing Young Men of Year by the U.S. Junior Cham­ber of Com­merce in 1967. Between 1967-68, Nad­er returned to Prince­ton as a lec­tur­er, and he con­tin­ues to speak at col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties across the Unit­ed States. In his career as con­sumer advo­cate he found­ed many orga­ni­za­tions includ­ing the Cen­ter for Study of Respon­sive Law, the Pub­lic Inter­est Research Group (PIRG), the Cen­ter for Auto Safe­ty, Pub­lic Cit­i­zen, Clean Water Action Project, the Dis­abil­i­ty Rights Cen­ter, the Pen­sion Rights Cen­ter, the Project for Cor­po­rate Respon­si­bil­i­ty and The Multi­na­tion­al Mon­i­tor (a month­ly mag­a­zine).

The event is free and open to the pub­lic but reg­is­tra­tion is required. Please reg­is­ter through the Munk School Events Cal­en­dar. After the event, Mr. Nad­er will meet with a group of stu­dents from the Amer­i­can Stud­ies pro­gram at the Munk School.

Mem­bers of the media should con­tact to reserve a spot.


Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 12, 2015


4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (East­ern)


Kof­fler House Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to 569 Spad­i­na Cres­cent, Toron­to


Media con­tacts:

Kel­ley Tea­hen, Spe­cial Advi­sor Pub­lic Affairs, Munk School of Glob­al Affairs: (416) 946‑0123;

Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Media Line: (416) 978‑0100