The Oligarchs of Silicon Valley
Author Joel Kotkin on How Tech Leaders are Driving National Debate
Who: Author Joel Kotkin (Forbes, Daily Beast)
What: The Oligarchs of Silicon Valley
Where: St. Francis College, Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture & Education, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
When: Thursday, March 20, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
This event is free and open to the public.
With a keen eye for spotting emerging trends, author Joel Kotkin is now focusing on The Oligarchs of Silicon Valley and how leaders in technology firms are steering the national debate on crucial issues with massive implications. He’ll share his thoughts with the St. Francis College community Thursday March 20 at 6:00pm in the College’s Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture, and Education.
Kotkin, who writes regularly for Forbes, The Daily Beast, and other venues says that these fabulously wealthy technology winners in the global economy have not only come to dominate California but are become a driving force in national politics.
Commenting on the talk will be Fred Siegel, St. Francis College Scholar in Residence and author of the acclaimed new book The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class. The Revolt Against the Masses has received numerous reviews in publications like the Wall Street Journal and the National Review.
About Joel Kotkin
An internationally recognized authority on global, economic, political, and social trends, Joel Kotkin is the author of The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050, published by The Penguin Press. The book explores how the nation will evolve in the next four decades. His previous, also critically acclaimed book was The City: A Global History.
About Fred Siegel
In addition to his work at St. Francis College, Fred Siegel is also a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York and the Genius of American Life. He has been instrumental in bringing a number of timely and provocative events to the College, including: Is Casino Gambling Good For New York?, The Tension Between Catholic Schools & Charter Schools, Can You be Both a Business Success and Ethically Noble? and Lincoln, Grant and the Civil War.