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2015-16

Fall 2015

September 17, 2015
Jennifer M. Silva, Sociology, Bucknell University
Coming Up Short: Working-Class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty
1:25-2:40PM, Uris Hall G01 (Auditorium)
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality.

September 25, 2015
Sean F. Reardon, Education and Sociology, Stanford University
Academic Achievement and Socioeconomic Inequality
12:00PM-1:15PM, T49 Human Ecology Building (HEB)
Co-Sponsored by Cornell Population Center

Sandra Susan Smith, Sociology, University of California-Berkeley
Want, Need, Fit: The Cultural Logics Underlying Job Contacts’ Assistance
3:30PM-5:00PM, Uris Hall 262
Co-Sponsored by Africana Studies and Research Center

October 8, 2015
Karim Abouelnaga, ’13, Founder/CEO, Practice Makes Perfect
Addressing Inequality – Cornell Alumni in Action: Narrowing the Achievement Gap, One Summer at a Time
1:25-2:40PM, Uris Hall G01 (Auditorium)
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality.

October 9, 2015
Andrew Papachristos, Sociology, Yale University
Connected in Crime: How Co-Offending Networks Shape the Neighborhood Violence
3:30PM-5:00PM, Uris Hall 302

October 16, 2015
Vida Maralani, Sociology, Yale University
Child Investment and the Work-Family Balance: A Life Course View on Breastfeeding and Labor Force Participation
3:30PM-5:00PM, Uris Hall 302
Co-Sponsored by Cornell Population Center

October 22, 2015
Laura T. Hamilton, Sociology, University of California-Merced
Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality
1:25-2:40PM, Uris Hall G01 (Auditorium)
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality.

October 30, 2015
Robert Lake
, Rutgers University
Justice as Subject and Object of Planning
12:20pm, Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium, Milstein Hall
Hosted by Department of City and Regional Planning

November 13, 2015
Cristobal Young, Sociology, Stanford University
Millionaire Migration and the Taxation of the Elite: Evidence from Administrative Data
3:30pm-5:00pm, Uris Hall G08

November 20, 2015
Vida Maralani, Sociology, Yale University
Cohort Trends in Educational Inequality by Non-Cognitive Skills and Socioeconomic Status
12:00PM-1:15PM, Uris Hall G08
Hosted by the Department of Sociology

December 4, 2015
Filiz Garip, Sociology, Harvard University
On the Move: Changing Mechanisms of Mexico-US Migration
3:30pm-5:00pm
Hosted by the Department of Sociology

Spring 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016
Benjamin Page, Political Science, Northwestern University
Democracy in America: What Has Gone Wrong and What We Can Do About It
4:30pm-6:00pm, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium
Part of  Inequality: How Deep? Why? What Should be Done? Series
Co-sponsored with the Program on Ethics and Public Life

Monday, February 22, 2016
Miles Corak, Economics, University of Ottawa
Too Many Children Left Behind: The US in Comparative Perspective
4:30pm-6:00pm, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium
Part of Inequality: How Deep? Why? What Should be Done? Series
Co-sponsored with the Program on Ethics and Public Life

Monday, February 29, 2016
David Grusky, Sociology, Stanford University
Is There Anything Money Can’t Buy? How the Commodification of the World is Changing Poverty, Inequality, and Everything Else
4:30pm-6:00pm, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium
Part of Inequality: How Deep? Why? What Should be Done? Series
Co-sponsored with the Program on Ethics and Public Life

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Steven Alvarado, Assistant Professor, Sociology
First-Year Students’ Coffeehouse Talk on Inequality
4pm-4:45pm, Carol Takton Center

Monday, March 14, 2016
Prudence Carter, Education, Stanford University
The Double Binds of Racial and Economic Inequality: From the Macro to the Micro
4:30pm-6:00pm, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium
Part of Inequality: How Deep? Why? What Should be Done? Series
Co-sponsored with the Program on Ethics and Public Life

Saturday, April 9, 2016
ILR Women’s Caucus Presents: Toward a More Equal Workplace Summit
Keynote Speaker: Mallory Trachtenberg, U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau
11:00am-2:15pm, 105 Ives Hall

Monday, April 11, 2016
Cecilia Rouse, Economics, Princeton University
Higher Education and the Challenge of Inequality: Obstacles and Some Rays of Hope
4:30pm-6:00pm, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium
Part of Inequality: How Deep? Why? What Should be Done? Series
Co-sponsored with the Program on Ethics and Public Life

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Theda Skocpol, Director of the Scholars’ Strategy Network, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University, and A.D. White Professor at Large (2015-2021)
The Koch Effect: The Impact of a Cadre-Led Network on American Politics and Public Policy
4:30-5:30pm, Lewis Auditorium
Co-Sponsored with A.D White Professors at Large Program

Thursday & Friday, April 14-15, 2016
Economic Inequality and American Politics: New Directions in Research
Speakers: Kathy Cramer, Lee Drutman, Peter Enns, Nathan Kelly, Jana Morgan, Chris Witko, Lawrence Jacobs, Adam Seth Levine, Suzanne Mettler, Jamila Michener, Benjamin Page, Eleanor Powell, Theda Skocpol, Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
Co-sponsored with the Department of Government

Friday, April 22, 2016
Robert Hummer, Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Older Adult Health and Longevity Among the US Hispanic Population: Current Patterns and Future Concerns
12pm-1:15pm, 105 Ives Hall
Co-Sponsored with the Cornell Population Center

Monday, April 25, 2016
Karl Alexander, Sociology, Johns Hopkins University
The Long Shadow: Family, School, Neighborhood and the Shaping of Inequality
4:30pm-6:00pm, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium
Part of Inequality: How Deep? Why? What Should be Done? Series
Co-sponsored with the Program on Ethics and Public Life

 

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