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Visiting and Colloquium Speakers

The Center for the Study of Inequality regularly sponsors lectures and conferences that feature world-renowned scholars and that draw attention to the most pressing problems and controversies in the field. All events are free and open to the public. Click here for lists of past events.

Spring 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018
Mary Pattillo (Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University)
Statutory Inequality: The Logics of Monetary Sanctions in State Law
12:00PM-1:15PM, G87 MVR Hall
 As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series, co-sponsored with Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences

Friday, February 2, 2018
Michèle Lamont (Sociology, Harvard University)
Addressing the Recognition Gap: Destigmatization and the Reduction of Inequality
3:30PM-5:00PM, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

Friday, February 9, 2018 – 2 events
Ann Morning (Sociology, New York University)
Far Back in the Family Tree: Multiraciality Across Generations
12:00PM-1:15PM, 142 MVR Hall
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series, co-sponsored with Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences

Paul Pierson (Political Science, University of California – Berkeley)
The Risk of “Democratic Backsliding”: How Inequality & Polarization Threaten American Democracy
3:30PM-5:00PM, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
As part of The Difficulty of Democracy: Challenges and Prospects Series organized by the Program on Ethics and Public Life, co-sponsored by CSI
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Monday, February 26, 2018
Nicholas Carnes (Political Science, Duke University)
Why Is the U.S. Government an Upper-Class Club?: Class Barriers to Political Office and the Future of American Democracy
4:30PM-6:00PM, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
As part of The Difficulty of Democracy: Challenges and Prospects Series organized by the Program on Ethics and Public Life, co-sponsored by CSI

Friday, March 9, 2018
Peter Bearman (Social Sciences, Columbia University)
The Neural Signatures of Social Life
12:00PM-1:15PM, G87 MVR
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series, co-sponsored with Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences

Friday, March 16, 2018
Jacob William Faber (Public Service, NYU – Wagner)
Redlined Yesterday and Redlined today: the Home Owners Loan Corporation’s Long Shadow
12:00PM-1:15PM, 142 MVR Hall
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series, co-sponsored with Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences

Friday, March 23, 2018
Alexander Hertel-Fernandez (International and Public Affairs, Columbia University)
Politics at Work: How Employers Use their Workers to Shape U.S. Politics and Policy
Followed by a
Panel Discussion with Rosemary Batt (Alice Cook Professor of Women and Work, Cornell University) and Suzanne Mettler (Clinton Rossiter Professor of American Institutions, Cornell University)
3:30PM-5:00PM, G08 Uris Hall

Monday, March 26, 2018
Michael Dawson (Political Science, University of Chicago)
4:30PM-6:00PM, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
As part of The Difficulty of Democracy: Challenges and Prospects Series organized by the Program on Ethics and Public Life, co-sponsored by CSI

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Shobha Satyanath (Linguistics, University of Delhi)
Rethinking Bilingualism: Multiple perspectives from India
4:30PM-6:00PM, 107 Morrill Hall
Co-Sponsored with the South Asia Program and Linguistics

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Mitchell Duneier (Sociology, Princeton University)
GHETTO: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea
4:30PM-6:00PM, Klarman KG70 (Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium)
Co-Sponsored with Jewish Studies Program, Africana Studies and Research Center, Sociology, American Studies, and City and Regional Planning

Thursday, April 12 – Friday, April 13, 2018
Conference: “A Republic, If We Can Keep It”
New America, 740 15th St., N.W., Suite 90, Washington, DC 20005

Friday, April 13, 2018
Vesla Weaver (Political Science, Johns Hopkins University)
Portals to Politics: Grassroots Narratives of Policing in the “Low End,” Downtown Baltimore, South L.A., and the 53206
12:00PM-1:15PM, G87 MVR
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series, co-sponsored with Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences

Friday, April 20, 2018
Leah Platt Boustan (Economics, Princeton University)
12:00PM-1:15PM, 142 MVR Hall
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series, co-sponsored with Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences

Monday, April 30, 2018
Arlie Hochschild (Sociology, University of California – Berkeley)
4:30PM-6:00PM, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
As part of The Difficulty of Democracy: Challenges and Prospects Series organized by the Program on Ethics and Public Life, co-sponsored by CSI

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Maggie R. Jones, PhD ’12 (Economist, Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications, U.S. Census Bureau)
On the Black-White Mobility Gap
1:15PM-2:45PM, Location TBD
Co-Sponsored with Policy Analysis and Management & Cornell Population Center

Fall 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018
Ellis Monk Jr. (Sociology, Princeton University)
Time and Location TBD

Thursday, October 25 – Friday, October 26, 2018
Conference on An Equal Start: Policy and Practice to Promote Equality of Opportunity for Children
Details, Times, and Locations TBA
Co-Sponsored with BCTR

Friday, November 2
Shelley Correll (Sociology, Stanford University)
3:30PM-5:00PM, Location TBD
Co-sponsored with the Institute for the Social Sciences and ILR

Thursday, November 8 – Friday, November 9, 2018
Conference on Health Inequality
Details, Times, and Locations TBA
Co-Sponsored with CPC

 

DATE TBD
Sam Friedman (Sociology, London School of Economics)
Time and Location TBD

DATE TBD
Lauren Rivera (Management & Organizations, Northwestern University)
Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs
1:25PM-2:40PM, Location TBD

DATE TBD
Natasha K. Warikoo (Education, Harvard University)
1:25PM-2:40PM, Location TBD
The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality

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