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2001-02

Race and Ethnicity: What is Our Future?
March 30 – April 27, 2001
In this inaugural lecture series, speakers are asked to consider the future of racial and ethnic inequalities within a new postmodern reality.

The Declining Significance of Gender?
September 7 – January 25, 2002
This debate and lecture series refocuses scholarly attention on the logic underlying such changes as growing wage equality, increasing rates of female labor force participation, ongoing declines in sex segregation, and emerging parity in educational attainment.

Conceptual Challenges in Poverty and Inequality
April 16-17, 2002
Distinguished economists, philosophers, and sociologists are convened to take stock of current analytic understandings of poverty and inequality.

Welfare and Inequality in Advanced Industrial Countries
October 2, 2001 – April 31, 2002
The effects of welfare state programs on inequality are explored with a seminar series, workshop, and research fellowships.

Research Workshop on Transnational Contention
September 24 – December 3, 2001
This research workshop brings in top scholars in the field to discuss the rise of transnational forms of collective action and mobilization.

Workshop on Poverty, Inequality and Broad-based Economic Growth
Spring 2002
Distinguished scholars are invited to an ongoing graduate workshop to formulate research proposals on the distributional implications of economic growth.

“Women and Higher Education in Africa: Engendering Human Capitol and Upgrading Human Right to Schooling” March 2002
Organized by CEPARRED
For more information, please contact the Africana Studies and Research Center at (607) 255-4625

“Does Going to College Make You Smarter? The Use of Longitudinal Data for Making Causal Inferences” Wednesday, March 13, 2002
4:30 pm – Room 302, Uris Hall
Christopher Winship
Harvard University
Professor, Department of Sociology
Cosponsored by the Cornell Careers Institute

“Positional Capital as a Generator of Earnings Inequality: Theory, Plausible Tests, and Preliminary Evidence” Friday, April 5, 2002
Thomas A. DiPrete
Duke University
Professor, Department of Sociology
Cosponsored by the Cornell Careers Institute

“Signs and Regimes: Politics, Mobility and Poststructuralism” Friday, April 12, 2002
3:30 pm – Room 302, Uris Hall
Julia Adams
University of Michigan
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Associate Professor of Sociology
Cosponsored by the Cornell Careers Institute

“Conceptual Challenges in Poverty and Inequality”
Tuesday, April 16 – Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Conceptual Challenges in Poverty and Inequality

“Shadows of the Past/Patterns of the Present: The Case of Race and Wealth”
Friday, May 3, 2002
3:30 pm – Room 302, Uris Hall
Melvin L. Oliver
The Ford Foundation
Vice President, Asset Building and Community Development Program
Co-sponsored by the Rural Sociology and Government departments

Co-sponsored Events and Lectures 2001-2002

“The Economic Sociology of Capitalism”
September 28-29, 2001
A.D. White House
Major sponsor: Center for the Study of Economy and Society

“Moving Targets: Displacement, Poverty, and Development Processes”
November 9-10, 2001
Major sponsors: Poverty, Inequality, and Development Initiative; Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Institute for Global Development
Cosponsor: Center for the Study of Inequality

Cornell University Social Sciences Seminar
Topic for 2001-02 Academic Year: Inequality

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