Renewing Indigenous Economics Forum

invites you to a talk by

James A. Robinson

Professor, University of Chicago


Why Indian Nations Fail


Monday, September 24, 2018

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Stauffer Auditorium

Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Reception to follow


Professor James Robinson will deliver a keynote address on September 24, 2018. Drawing on his award winning, co-authored book, Why Nations Fail, Robinson will explain how different indigenous societies adapted their institutions over centuries, allowing them to survive and in many cases thrive. Robinson will discuss how governance structures thrust upon them by modern nation states have stifled this evolutionary process and led to economic stagnation for many indigenous economies. By understanding why indigenous nations have failed, indigenous societies can renew their cultures and their economies.

For food and drink purposes, we ask all guests to RSVP below by:
Friday, September 14, 2018.
If your plans change, please e-mail Thank you!

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