Social Mobility in an Unequal World

Social Mobility in an Unequal World: Evidence and Policy Solutions
Thursday, April 20, 2017 – Saturday, April 22, 2017
Cornell University

The Center for the Study of Inequality is eager to announce an upcoming conference on Social Mobility in an Unequal World: Evidence and Policy Solutions: April 20, 2017 – April 22, 2017!

Events are outlined below, the program is available here.

David Grusky (Barbara Kimball Browning Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences; Director, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University) will give the opening keynote address on Inequality and the American Dream. This will take place on Thursday, April 20 in the Biotechnology Building in Room G10 at 4:30pm – 6:00pm. This event will be open to the public. We have also planned a dinner for conference presenters and CSI affiliates in the Terrace Lounge of the Statler Hotel from 7-9pm. Space is limited – if you are interested in attending this dinner, RSVP with your name, contact information, and choice of vegetarian or meat option to by Friday, April 14.

Adam Gamoran (President, William T. Grant Foundation; MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Educational Policy Studies, Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison) will give a keynote speech on Reducing Inequality in an Era of Alternative Facts: What Can Researchers and Research Funders Do. This will take place Friday, April 21 at 8:45am in the Statler Hotel – Yale Princeton Room. This event will be open to those attending the conference and by permission. Space is limited, RSVP to by Friday, April 14.

The remainder of the conference will take place in the Statler Hotel’s Yale Princeton Room on Friday, April 21 from 9:30am – 5pm and on Saturday, April 22 from 8:45am until 12pm.

Confirmed participants include: Deirdre Bloome, Adam Gamoran, David Grusky, Michelle Jackson,Fabian Pfeffer, Susan Popkin, Luke Shaefer, Florencia Torche, Herman van der Werfhorst, Pamela Morris, Laura Tach, Steven Alvarado, Daniel Lichter, Vida Maralani, and Kim Weeden.

Please mark your calendars and contact us if you are interested in attending!