What does a venture capitalist from California have in common with a young Venetian man brought to life by William Shakespeare more than four hundred years ago? In a panel moderated by Steve Mentz (Professor of English, St. John’s University, Queens, NY), experts in both economics and Shakespeare will discuss parallels between the characters of The Merchant of Venice and the behavior of modern consumers and investors.
Panelists will include Erik Blachford, former CEO of Expedia.com; Judith Chevalier, William S. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Economics, Yale University; and Holly Dugan, Associate Professor of English, George Washington University, Washington, DC.
The twenty-third annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas brings together artists and thinkers from around the world to New Haven. Two exhibitions will be on view at the Center over the course of the festival: Art in Focus: John Goto’s “High Summer” and Celia Paul. Presented jointly by the Center and the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, this program will take place in the Center’s Lecture Hall and can also be viewed live online at www.artidea.org. Seating is limited.