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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)
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

Monday, February 26, 2018
Nicholas Carnes (Political Science, Duke University)
4:30PM-6:00PM, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
As part of Current Challenges to Democracy Series organized by the Program on Ethics and Public Life, co-sponsored by CSI

Friday, March 9, 2018
Peter Bearman (Social Sciences, Columbia University)
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)
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
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 Current Challenges to Democracy Series organized by the Program on Ethics and Public Life, co-sponsored by CSI

Friday, March 30, 2018
Hedy Lee (Sociology, University of Washington)
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

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)
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, University of California – Los Angeles)
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 Current Challenges to Democracy Series organized by the Program on Ethics and Public Life, co-sponsored by CSI.

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