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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 Kelley.teahen@utoronto.ca to reserve a spot.

DATE:  

Saturday, September 12, 2015

TIME: 

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern)

LOCATION:

Koffler House University of Toronto 569 Spadina Crescent, Toronto

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Media contacts:

Kelley Teahen, Special Advisor Public Affairs, Munk School of Global Affairs: (416) 946-0123; kelley.teahen@utoronto.ca

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