Most Dangerous Woman in America

Teresa Ghilarducci
Tuesday, November 27th at 10:30am in McHenry Library

A Scholar’s Reflections on Weathering a Political Backlash.

The University Library invites you to join us for a talk by Teresa Ghilarducci, Professor of Economics and Director of The Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at the New School for Social Research

Tuesday, November 27th at 10:30am in the Digital Scholarship Commons, Ground Floor, McHenry Library.


In 2008, Teresa Ghilarducci proposed a government run 401K style retirement program for workers and testified before Congress about her plan. Her comments went viral on far right websites where her ideas were distorted and attacked. Soon death threats emerged and extra security was required at her University office. 

In her talk, professor Ghilarducci will discuss this instance of backlash against the academy from the perspective of a female scholar as well as strategies for countering persistent false and threatening narratives. Her talk will also examine how she combatted the false narrative against her and her work and was able to use the attention to advance progressive economic reform. Introduction by Brent Haddad, Professor of Environmental Studies,

In her own words: My Life as a "Dangerous Woman" in Retirement Income Journal.

Light refreshments will be available. Please let us know if we can expect you by November 20th. RSVP link.