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2018-19 Events

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Welcome Mixer for Cornell Population Center, the Center for the Study of Inequality, the Institute for the Social Sciences and the Roper Center
3:30PM-5:00PM, CHE Commons

Friday, August 31, 2018
Ellis Monk (Sociology, Harvard University)
Rethinking Ethnoracial Inequality in the U.S. & Brazil: The Consequences of Bodily Capital
3:30PM-5:00PM, Uris Hall G08
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Monday, September 17, 2018
Bruce Western (Sociology, Columbia University)
Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison
5:00PM, Location TBD
Hosted by the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research and co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality, the Cornell Population Center and the Institute for the Social Sciences

Friday, September 28 – Saturday, September 29, 2018
Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium (PRIEC)
Cornell University
Hosted by Sergio Garcia-Rios and Jamila Michener, Department of Government, Cornell University and supported by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Thursday, October 4, 2018
James Forman Jr. (Law, Yale University)
Locking Up our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
4:30PM-6:00PM, followed by reception and book signing, Alice Statler Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality and the Institute for the Social Sciences

Friday, October 12, 2018
Sam Friedman (Sociology, London School of Economics) and Daniel Laurison (Sociology, Swarthmore College)
The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged
3:30PM-5:00PM, Uris Hall G08
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Natasha K. Warikoo (Education, Harvard University)
1:25PM-2:40PM, Klarman Hall KG70 (Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium)
The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality

Thursday, October 25 – Friday, October 26, 2018
An Equal Start: Policy and Practice to Promote Equality of Opportunity for Children
Cornell University
Hosted by the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research and co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality and the Cornell Population Center

Friday, October 26, 2018
Virginia Eubanks (Political Science, SUNY – Albany)
Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor
3:30PM-5:00PM, Gates Hall G01
Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality and Information Science

Friday, November 2, 2018
Alice Hanson Cook – Lois Gray Distinguished Lecture
Inside the Black Box: The Gendered Language of Performance Assessment
Shelley Correll (Sociology, Stanford University)
3:30PM-5:00PM, Klarman Hall KG70 (Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium)
Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality, the Institute for the Social Sciences, FGSS, and ILR School

Thursday, November 8 – Friday, November 9, 2018
Deep Wounds: Social Determinants of Health Inequalities
Keynote Address by Robert Hummer (UNC-Chapel Hill)
G10 Biotechnology Building (Keynote) and Statler Hotel, Cornell University
Co-hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality and the Cornell Population Center

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Joanna Dreby (Sociology, SUNY – Albany)
Everyday Illegal: When Policies Undermine Immigrant Families
1:25PM-2:40PM, Klarman Hall KG70 (Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium)
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality

Spring 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019
Kathy Phillips (Columbia Business School)
Understanding and Capturing the Value of Diversity: A Special Look at Gender
12:20PM 202 Uris Hall
As part of Department of Psychology Colloquium Series and co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Friday, February 1, 2019
Lonnie Berger (School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Can Improving Access to Economic Resources Prevent Child Maltreatment? Preliminary Results from a Randomized Experiment
12:00PM-1:15PM, Mann 102
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series and co-sponsored by the Cornell Population Center, the Center for the Study of Inequality, and the Institute for the Social Sciences

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Filiz Garip (Professor, Sociology)
Networks, Diffusion and Inequality
11:45 am-1:00 pm, Uris Hall 360 (CSI Conference Room)
As part of the Inequality Discussion Group sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Gary Fields (Professor, Economics and International and Comparative Labor)
Panel Income Changes and Changing Relative Income Inequality
11:45 am-1:00 pm, Uris Hall 360 (CSI Conference Room)
As part of the Inequality Discussion Group sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Friday, March 1, 2019
Monica Alexander (Sociology and Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto)
Combining Facebook and traditional survey data to predict migrant stocks in the United States
12:00PM-1:15PM, Mann 102
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series and co-sponsored by the Cornell Population Center, the Center for the Study of Inequality, and the Institute for the Social Sciences

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Hope Harvey (Postdoctoral Associate, Policy Analysis and Management)
Children’s Patterns of Residence in Doubled-up Households
11:45 am-1:00 pm, Uris Hall 360 (CSI Conference Room)
As part of the Inequality Discussion Group sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Rosana Pinheiro-Machado (Anthropology, Federal University of Santa Maria)
From Hope to Hate: The Rise of Conservative Subjectivity in Brazil
4:30PM, AD White House
Sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program with co-sponsorship by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Alexandra Cooperstock (Ph.D. Student, Sociology)
The Demographics of School District Secession
11:45 am-1:00 pm, Uris Hall 360 (CSI Conference Room)
As part of the Inequality Discussion Group sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Friday, April 12, 2019
Stacy A. Sinclair (Psychology, Princeton University)
You Are Who You Know: How subtle ethnic associations and interpersonal interactions shape one another
12:20PM, 202 Uris Hall
As part of Department of Psychology Colloquium Series and co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Meaghan Mingo (Ph.D. Student, Sociology)
Structures and Stereotypes: Teachers’ Views and Use of Discipline in Middle Schools
11:45 am-1:00 pm, Uris Hall 360 (CSI Conference Room)
As part of the Inequality Discussion Group sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Friday, April 19, 2019
Kimberly Kay Hoang (Sociology, University of Chicago)
Playing in the Gray: Offshoring and Foreign Investment in Frontier Markets
3:30PM, 401 Physical Sciences Building
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Mario Molina (Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology)
Resting on Your Laurels? Status Dynamics and Individual Performance in a Large Online Community
11:45 am-1:00 pm, Uris Hall 360 (CSI Conference Room)
As part of the Inequality Discussion Group sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Friday, May 3, 2019
Deborah Carr (Sociology, Boston University)
Golden Years?: Social Inequalities in Later Life
Time: 12:00PM, 102 Mann Library
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series and co-sponsored by the Cornell Population Center, the Center for the Study of Inequality, and the Institute for the Social Sciences

Thursday, May 30 – Friday, May 31, 2019
Inequality, Entropy, and Econophysics
Columbia University
Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality 

2017-18 Events

Friday, September 1, 2017
Center for the Study of Inequality, Institute for the Social Sciences, and Cornell Population Center Welcome Reception
3:30PM-5:00PM, CHE Commons
(no RSVP required, appetizers and refreshing beverages served)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Alexes Harris (Sociology, University of Washington)
A Pound of Flesh: Monetary Sanctions as Punishment for the Poor
1:25PM-2:40PM, Klarman Hall KG70 (Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium)
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality.

Friday, September 22, 2017
Sasha Killewald (Sociology, Harvard University)
Moved to Opportunity: The Effect of Public Housing Demolition on Labor Market Outcomes of Children
12:00PM-1:15PM, 102 Mann Library
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series (Co-Sponsored by Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Lourdes Beneria (Professor Emerita, City and Regional Planning)
Gender and Global Change: Reflections on a Historical Path
4:30PM-6:00PM, ILR Conference Center, Room 423

Friday, October 6, 2017
Asad L. Asad (Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Inequality)
System Embeddedness: How Immigrants Perceive the Risk of Deportation
3:30PM-5:00PM, Uris Hall G08

Friday, October 13, 2017
Jenna Nobles (Sociology, University of Wisconsin – Madison)
Characterizing Cohort Loss Before Birth
12:00PM-1:15PM, 142 MVR Hall
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series (Co-Sponsored by Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences)

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Carla Shedd (Urban Education, CUNY)
Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice
1:25PM-2:40PM, Klarman Hall KG70 (Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium)
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality.

Friday, October 20, 2017
Michel DeGraff (Linguistics, MIT)
Language, Education, and (In)equality in Haiti: Struggling through Centuries of Coloniality
3:30PM-5:00PM, Uris Hall G08
Co-Sponsored with Linguistics, Romance Studies, Africana Studies & Research Center, and Sociology.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Charles Payne (Henry Rutgers Professor of African American Studies and Director of the Joseph Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Research, Rutgers University – Newark)
Educational Inequality in the Age of Trump
3:30PM-5:00PM, McGraw Hall 165

Thursday, November 2 – Friday, November 3, 2017
Stanford University
Conference: The Sociology and Economics of Public Goods, Commodification and Rising Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Conversation

In partnership with the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality.

Thursday, November 9 – Friday, November 10, 2017
Cornell University
Conference: Criminalizing Immigrants: Border Controls, Enforcement, and Resistance

In partnership with the Cornell Population Center and sponsorship from the Frank  H. T. Rhodes Annual Symposium Fund

Keynote Address
David Cook-Martín (Social Research and Public Policy, NYU – Abu Dhabi)
How Nation-States Enforce Boundaries: The Reconciliation of People and Markets Through Migration Policy
4:30PM-6:00PM, Biotechnology Building, Room G10

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Lisa Wade (Sociology, Occidental College)
American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus
1:25PM-2:40PM, Klarman Hall KG70 (Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium)
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality.

Friday, November 17, 2017
Tyson Brown (Sociology, Duke University)
Life Course Lens on Health Inequality: The Intersection of Race, Nativity
and Aging

12:00PM-1:15PM, 102 Mann Library
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series (Co-Sponsored by Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences)

Friday, December 1, 2017
Bridget Goosby (Sociology, University of Nebraska – Lincoln)
Discrimination, Dynamic Stress Processes, and Health Risk across the Life Course
12:00PM-1:15PM, 142 MVR Hall
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series (Co-Sponsored by Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences)

Spring 2018 Events

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
Watch the Lecture

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)
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger at Government vs. Liberal Hopes, Can we Come Together without Losing Ground?
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)
Race and Economic Opportunity in the United States: An Intergenerational Perspective
1:15PM-2:45PM, Location TBD
Co-Sponsored with Policy Analysis and Management & Cornell Population Center

2016-17 Events

Friday, August 26, 2016
Center for the Study of Inequality and Cornell Population Center Welcome Reception
3:30PM-5:00PM, CHE Commons
(no RSVP required, appetizers and refreshing beverages served)

Friday, September 9, 2016
Peter Rich (Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell)
Choosing Segregation: The Importance of School Racial Composition in White Parental Neighborhood Selection
12:00PM-1:30PM, Uris Hall G08
Co-Sponsored by the Cornell Population Center.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Kathryn Edin (Sociology, Johns Hopkins)
$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America
1:25PM-2:40PM, Uris Hall G01 (Auditorium)
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality.

Monday, September 26, 2016
Educate the Vote
Mark Levin (Policy Director, Right on Crime)
Karthick Ramakrishnan (Political Science, University of California – Riverside)
Reihan Salam (Executive Director, National Review)
Vesla Weaver (Political Science, Yale)
7:30PM-9:00PM, Bailey Hall
Co-Sponsored with the Cornell Population Center, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell Institute of Public Affairs, College of Human Ecology, and the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.

Thursday, September 29, 2016 – Saturday, October 1, 2016
ILR Histories of Capitalism, 2.0 Conference
Plenary Speakers:
Jedidiah Purdy (Law, Duke University)
Marcus Rediker (History, University of Pittsburgh)
Emma Rothschild (History, Harvard University)
Juliet Walker (History, University of Texas-Austin)
Co-Sponsored.

Friday, September 30, 2016
S. Michael Gaddis (Sociology, The Pennsylvania State University)
What’s in a Name? Examining Racial Discrimination in the 21st Century
3:30PM-5:00PM, Uris Hall 302

Friday, October 7, 2016
G. Cristina Mora (Sociology, University of California – Berkeley)
Making Hispanics: How Activists, Bureaucrats, and Media Constructed a New American
3:30PM-5:00PM, Uris Hall 302
Co-Sponsored by the Sociology Department.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy (Sociology, City College of New York – CUNY)
Inequality in the Promised Land: Race, Resources, and Suburban Schooling
1:25PM-2:40PM, Uris Hall G01 (Auditorium)
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality.

Friday, October 21, 2016
Sanyu Mojola (Sociology, University of Colorado – Boulder)
Race, Health and Inequality: Producing an HIV Epidemic in the Shadow of the Capitol
12:00PM-1:15PM, 142 MVR
Co-Sponsored by the Cornell Population Center.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Aliya Saperstein (Sociology, Stanford University)
Racial Mobility: The Dynamics of Race and Inequality in the U.S.
4:30PM-6:00PM, Uris Hall 302
Co-Sponsored by the Sociology Department.

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Elissa Cohen, ’12 (Major in Economics and Sociology, Minor in Inequality Studies)
How the Inequality Minor Can Make a Major Difference: A Conversation with Elissa Cohen, ’12
4:30PM-6:00PM, Uris Hall G08

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Matthew Desmond (Sociology, Harvard)
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
6:00PM-7:30PM, Alice Statler Auditorium
Co-Sponsored by the University Lectures Committee and the Institute for the Social Sciences.
Reception and Book-Signing to Follow. Free and Open to the Public.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Matthew Desmond (Sociology, Harvard)
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
1:25PM-2:40PM, Uris Hall G01 (Auditorium)
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality.
This is not a public event.

Monday, January 23, 2017
Prison as Prologue: Intergenerational Parental Incarceration Effects in the Disunited States of America
John Hagan (Sociology & Law, Northwestern)
12:00pm-1:30pm, Uris Hall G08
Co-Sponsored with the Scholars Strategy Network.

Friday, February 10, 2017
Deregulated Disparities: The Political Economy of Racial Health Disparities
Abigail A. Sewell (Sociology, Emory University)
3:00pm-4:30pm, Uris Hall G08
Co-Sponsored with the Cornell Population Center.

Social Science Grant Opportunities: Where to Turn when Federal Funds are Scarce
Presenters: Laura Tach (Policy Analysis and Management), Jeff Niederdeppe (Communications), Thomas Pepinsky (Government)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
11:30am – 1:00pm, 225 ILR Conference Center
Co-Sponsored by the Institute for the Social Sciences and the Cornell Population Center.

Friday, March 10, 2017
The Propagation of Disorder in Later Life: Neighborhood, Home, and Body
Markus Schafer (Sociology, University of Toronto)
12:00pm-1:15pm, G87 MVR
Co-Sponsored with the Cornell Population Center.

Cancelled – Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Can Organizational Theory Explain Income Inequality?
*Read an Excerpt*
Gerald F. Davis (Sociology and Business Management, University of Michigan)
12:00pm-1:30pm, Uris Hall G08
Co-Sponsored with ILR.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Alice H Cook Distinguished Lecture: The Legacy of the Immigrant Workplace: Lessons for the 21st Century Economy
Leticia Saucedo (Law, UC Davis)
4:30pm-6:00pm, G10 Biotechnology Building
Co-Sponsored with ILR.

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

Keynote Address: Inequality and the American Dream
David B. Grusky (Barbara Kimball Browning Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences; Director, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University)
Thursday, April 20, 4:30pm-6:00pm, G10 Biotechnology Building
This event is free and open to the public

Morning Keynote Address: Reducing Inequality in an Era of Alternative Facts: What Can Researchers and Research Funders Do?
Adam Gamoran (President, William T. Grant Foundation; MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Educational Policy Studies, Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Friday, April 21, 8:45am-9:30am, Yale Princeton Room, Statler Hotel
This event is open to conference participants only

Conference
Friday, April 21, 9:30am-5:00pm and Saturday April 22, 8:45am-11:00am, Yale Princeton Room, Statler Hotel
Please RSVP if interested and contact us for more details.

Inequality in Africa: Economic Vulnerability, Environmental Risks, and Inequitable Access to Justice
Thursday, August 3, 2017 – Friday, August 4, 2017
Livingstone, Zambia
Lead organizer: Institute for African Development; co-sponsored with CSI and the Einaudi Center

The Sociology and Economics of Public Goods, Commodification and Rising Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Conversation
Thursday, November 2 – Friday, November 3, 2017
Stanford University
In partnership with the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality.

Criminalizing Immigrants: Border Controls, Enforcement, and Resistance
Thursday, November 9 – Friday November 10, 2017
The Statler Hotel, Cornell University
In partnership with the Cornell Population Center and sponsorship from the Frank  H. T. Rhodes Annual Symposium Fund.

2015-16 Events

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

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

2014-15 Events

September 23, 2014
Shamus Khan
, Sociology, Columbia University
Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School
2:55-4:10PM, Uris Hall G01
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality.

September 25, 2014
Thomas Sugrue
, Sociology and History, University of Pennsylvania
Race, Place, and Power: The Contest Between Civil Rights, Community Control, and Neoliberalism in Urban Planning
3:00-4:30PM, 165 McGraw Hall
Co-sponsored by Department of History and ILR History of Capitalism Initiative

October 23, 2014
Alice Goffman
, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City
2:55-4:10PM, Uris Hall G01
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality.

November 6-8, 2014
Histories of American Capitalism

ILR History of Capitalism Initiative Annual Conference
ILR Conference Center in King-Shaw Hall

November 19, 2014
Kristen Lewis
, Co-Director, Measure of America project of the Social Science Research Council
Beyond GDP: Measuring Human Progress and Well-Being in the United States
4:30-6:00PM, 142 Goldwin Smith Hall
Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office

April 15, 2015
College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Fair

1:00-5:00PM, Willard Straight Hall
Research fair with tables from undergraduate research opportunities on campus represented. Come by and see what you can get involved with on campus and learn more about the minor in Inequality Studies!

April 17, 2015
Mads Meier Jæger
, Sociology, University of Copenhagen
Cultural Capital, Teacher Bias, and Educational Inequality: New Evidence from Monozygotic Twins
3:00-4:30PM, Uris Hall 302
Co-hosted by Department of Sociology

April 24, 2015
Cynthia Feliciano
, Sociology, University of California-Irvine
The Immigrant Paradox? Contextual Attainment and Intergenerational Educational Mobility
3:00-4:30PM, Uris Hall 302
Co-hosted by Department of Sociology

Charter Day Weekend
The American Dream: Opportunities and Challenges

The “American Dream” is a core feature of the American ethos yet many challenges to the dream persist. Join us for a discussion by Cornell professors and recent alumni about equality of opportunity and how it can be improved.
Kim Weeden (Professor of Sociology, Cornell University; Robert S. Harrison Director, Institute for the Social Sciences; Director, Center for the Study of Inequality)
Peter Enns (Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University)
Kendra Bischoff (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Cornell University)
Adrian Palma ’13 (Asian Studies, Co-Founder of Cornell DREAM Team)
Dominique Corley ’14 (Linguistics and Sociology, Minor in Inequality Studies)
April 25, 2015, 9:00-10:30AM
Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall

May 4, 2015
The Hunting Ground: A Screening and Panel Discussion on Sexual Assault Led by VP Susan Murphy

7:00-9:30PM, Cornell Cinema

June 4-5, 2015
Reducing Inequality in Organizations: What Works? What Doesn’t?

ILR Conference Center, NYC

2013-14 Events

August 10-13, 2013
American Sociological Association Annual Meeting
“Interrogating Inequality: Linking Micro and Macro”
New York City
CSI co-sponsored a reception of the Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility section on Monday, August 12th, 6:30-8:30 PM.

September 12, 2013
Kickoff Party for the Minor Inequality Studies
12:00-1:30PM, Uris 360 (CSI Conference Room)

October 16, 2013
A Search for Oppositional Culture: Race, Education, and Perceptions of Upward Mobility
Angel Harris, Sociology, Duke University
2:55-4:10PM, Bailey Hall 101
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality.

October 28, 2013
Degrees of Inequality: Culture, Class, and Gender in American Higher Education
Ann Mullen, Sociology, University of Toronto
2:55-4:10PM, Bailey Hall 101
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality.

December 2, 2013
Promoting Social Change: From a Cornell Undergraduate to a Candidate for Congress
Nate Shinagawa ’05 MHA ’09
Tompkins County Legislator
Administrative Director, Robert Packer Hospital
2:55-4:10PM, Bailey Hall 101
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality.

February 28, 2014
Schools, Peers, and Teenagers’ Paths to College
Robert Crosnoe, Sociology, University of Texas-Austin
3:30-5:00PM, Uris Hall G08
Co-sponsored by Cornell Population Center

May 9, 2014
Cooperative Networks: Altruism, Group Solidarity, Reciprocity, and Sanctioning in Ugandan Producer Organizations
Delia Baldassarri, Sociology, New York University
3:30-5:00PM, Uris Hall 302
Co-sponsored by Cornell Population Center

2012-13 Events

September 10, 2012
The realities and prospects of the American Dream
Jacob Hacker, Political Science, Yale University
4:30–6:00 PM, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall.
Organized by the Program on Ethics and Public Life and co-sponsored by CSI.

September 24, 2012
Interaction of politics and economic inequality
Larry Bartels, Political Science, Vanderbilt University
4:30–6:00 PM, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall.
Organized by the Program on Ethics and Public Life and co-sponsored by CSI.

October 15, 2012
Democracy and corporate welfare
David Schmidtz, Philosophy, Arizona
4:30–6:00 PM, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall.
Organized by the Program on Ethics and Public Life and co-sponsored by CSI.

October 29, 2012
Equality of opportunity and education
Harry Brighouse, Philosophy, Wisconsin-Madison
4:30–6:00 PM, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall.
Organized by the Program on Ethics and Public Life and co-sponsored by CSI.

November 12, 2012
The relationship between neighborhood religious and civic life in Chicago, 1970-2005
Doug McAdam, Sociology, Stanford University
12:00–1:30 PM, Uris 360.
Hosted by the Department of Sociology and co-sponsored by CSI.

November 12
The viability of American democracy
Doug McAdam, Sociology, Stanford University
4:30–6:00 PM, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall.
Organized by the Program on Ethics and Public Life and co-sponsored by CSI.

November 26, 2012
Economic insecurity and the safety net
Hilary Hoynes, Economics, UC Davis
4:30–6:00 PM, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall.
Organized by the Program on Ethics and Public Life and co-sponsored by CSI.
Video of Presentation

March 1, 2013
Racial and Nonracial Factors in Neighborhood Mobility
Lincoln Quillian, Sociology, Northwestern
3:30–5:00 PM, Uris 302.
Hosted by the Department of Sociology and co-sponsored by CSI.

March 27, 2013
Neighborhood Inequality and the Great Recession in Life-Course Perspective
Robert Sampson, Social Sciences, Harvard
4:00–5:30 PM, Kaufmann Auditorium (G64), Goldwin Smith Hall.
Hosted by the Department of Sociology and co-sponsored by CSI.

April 12, 2013
The Political Sociology of Regional Variations: Immigration Policy in East Asia and Europe
John Skrentny, Sociology, UC San Diego
3:30–5:00 PM, Uris G08.
Hosted by the Department of Sociology and co-sponsored by CSI.

2011-12 Events

September 9, 2011
“Federal Poverty Policy: My reflections on 15 months in the Department of Health and Human Services”
David Harris, Professor, Cornell University
3:00 – 4:30 p.m., 423 ILR Conference Center

October 17, 2011
“Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life”
Mario Luis Small, Professor, University of Chicago
2:55 – 4:10 p.m., 105 Ives Hall

October 26, 2011
“The Unfinished Revolution: How a New Generation is Reshaping Fmaily, Work, and Gender in America”
Kathleen Gerson, Professor, New York University
2:55 – 4:10 p.m., 105 Ives Hall

2010-11 Events

October 18, 2010
“Living the Drama: Community, Conflict and Culture among Inner-City Boys”
David Harding, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
2:55 – 4:10 p.m., 305 Ives Hall

November 1, 2010
“Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence”
Jody Miller, Professor, University of Missouri, St. Louis
2:55 – 4:10 p.m., 305 Ives Hall

2001 - 2010 Events

2009-10 Events

September 25-26, 2009
“Making Welfare States Work: Citizens, Workers, and Welfare States in Comparative Perspective”
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., B06 Sage Hall
Co-Sponsored event with the Institute for European Studies

March 18, 2010
“More than Just Race: being Black and Poor in the Inner City”
4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Call Auditorium, 116 Kennedy Hall
Co-Sponsored event with the ISS Poverty Team, Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center, and the University Lectures Program

ISS THEME PROJECT EVENTS
Persistent Poverty and Upward Mobility

September 8, 2009
“Hunger and Food Insecurity in the US: History, Correlates and Dynamics”
Christine Olson, Poverty Team Member and Prof. of Nutritional Science
12:00 – 1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

September 9, 2009
“The Future of U.S. Poverty Policy and Research”
2:00 – 5:30 p.m., Biotech G10

September 15, 2009
“Poverty, Stress and the Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital”
Anna Aizer, Economics, Brown University
12 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

September 22, 2009
“The Political Representation of the Poor”
Karen Jusko, Political Science, Stanford University
12 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

September 29, 2009
Pat Sharkey, Sociology, NYU
12 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

October 6, 2009
Parke Wilde, Nutritional Science & Policy, Tufts University
12:00 – 1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

October 13, 2009
“Current Frontiers in the Study of Economic Mobility in Developing Countries”
8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., 423 ILR Conference Center

October 20, 2009
“Employer Market Power in the Low-Wage Labor Market”
Jordan Matsudaira, Poverty Team Member and Prof. of Applied Economics & Man.
12 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

October 27, 2009
“Index Based Livestock Insurance for Managing Asset Risk in Northern Kenya: Ex Ante Impact On Welfare Dynamics”
Chris Barrett, Poverty Team Leader and Prof. of Applied Economics & Management
12 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

November 10, 2009
Nik Theodore, City & Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago
12 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

November 16-17, 2009
“Institutions, Behavior and the Escape from Persistent Poverty”
423 ILR Conference Center

November 24, 2009
Dan Lichter, Poverty Team Member and Prof. of PAM & Sociology
12:00 – 1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

January 26, 2010
“Why Poor People Don’t Vote: Income, Inequality, and Voter Turnout in Comparative Perspective”
Chris Anderson, Poverty Team Member and Prof. of Government
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

February 2, 2010
“Precarious Employment: Potential Consequences of the Economic Downturn”
Susan Christopherson, Poverty Team Member and Prof. of City and Regional Planning
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

February 9, 2010
“Improving Job Access and Outcomes: The Ways to Work Program”
Matthew Freedman, Poverty Team Member and Prof. of Labor Economics
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

February 11-12, 2010
“Moving Out of Poverty: The Economic and Environmental Impacts of Programs Aimed at Mitigating Spatial Mismatch” 225 ILR Conference Center

February 16, 2010
“Stutter-Step Models of College Entry”
Steven Morgan, Poverty Team Member and Prof. of Sociology
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

February 23, 2010
“Measuring Mobility with Repeated Cross-Sections”
David McKenzie, Development Research Group, World Bank
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)
Co-sponsored by Development Economics

March 2, 2010
“Early Academic Performance, Grade Repetition, and School Attainment in Senegal: A Panel Data Analysis”
David Shan, Poverty Team Member and Prof. of Economics in the Division of Nutritional Sciences
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

March 9, 2010
“Seminar”
David Brady, Duke University
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

March 16, 2010
“Seminar”
Karen Macours, Johns Hopkins University
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

April 6, 2010
“Democracy and the African Middle Class, in Comparative Perspective”
Nic van de Walle, Poverty Team Member and Prof. of Government
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

April 13, 2010
“The Wealth Gap Between High and Low Castes in India”
Seema Jayachandran, Stanford, Economics
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)
Co-sponsored by Development Economics

April 20, 2010
“Sex, Drugs, Police and Poverty: Human Development and Criminalization of Personal Behavior ”
Joanne Csete, Director of Law, Policy and Rights Program, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

May 4, 2010
“A Geographic Perspective on the Fate of U.S. Manufacturing Regions ”
Susan Christopherson, Poverty Team Member and Prof. of City and Regional Planning
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., ISS Conference Room (146 Myron Taylor Hall)

May 12-13, 2010
Human Capital Interventions Targeting Poor Children in Early LIfe Conference,
Carrier Ballroom, Statler Hotel

2008-09 Events

September 26
“Compensation benchmarking and the Surge in Executive Pay”
Thomas DiPrete, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
3:00 – 4:30 p.m., 302 Uris Hall

October 3-5
Conference on Inequality and Voting: Homogeneity and Heterogeneity in Public Opinion

October 10
“Educational Assortative Marriage and Earnings Inequality”
Richard Breen, William Graham Sumner Professor of Sociology, Yale University
3:00 – 4:30 p.m., 302 Uris Hall

October 24
“Is a college degree still the great equalizer? Intergenerational mobility across levels of schooling in the US”
Florencia Torche, Assistant Professor, New York University
3:00 – 4:30 p.m., 302 Uris Hall

March 25
“Creating a Class: College Admissions and the Education of Elites”
Mitchell Stevens, Associate Professor, Stanford University
2:55 – 4:10 p.m., 105 Ives Hall

March 27
“Analytical Sociology: Principals and Applications”
Peter Hedstrom, Professor and Official Fellow, Oxford University
3:00 – 4:30 p.m., 302 Uris Hall
Co-Sponsored event with the Institute for European Studies

April 13
“Cop in the Hood”
Peter Moskos, Assistant Professor, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
2:55 – 4:10 p.m., 105 Ives Hall

2007-08 Events

Monday, September 17
“Why do rich people have better health than poor people?”
305 Ives Hall
2:55 – 4:10 p.m.
Jeremy Freese
Professor of Sociology
Northwestern University

2006-07 Events

November 6, 2006
“Work, Family, and Self-Employment”
Uris Hall Auditorium
2:55 – 4:10 p.m.
Michelle Budig
Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

November 13, 2006
“Welfare-to-Work Programs and Business”
Uris Hall Auditorium
2:55 – 4:10 p.m.
Kysha Frazier
Social Programs, Cascade Engineering

October 11, 2006
“Comparable Worth Policy: Canada’s Experience”
Uris Hall Auditorium
2:55 – 4:10 p.m.
Nan Weiner
Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, University of Toronto

2005-06 Events

Wednesday, April 26, 2006
“Poor, Young, Black, and Male: A Case for Action”
Uris Hall Auditorium
2:55 – 4:10 p.m.
Elijah Anderson
Charles and William L. Day Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology
University of Pennsylvania

Monday, April 17, 2006
“Do employers still discriminate against blacks?”
Uris Hall Auditorium
2:55 – 4:10 p.m.
Devah Pager
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Faculty Associate of the Office of Population Research
Princeton University

Thursday, April 13, 2006
“Race, Spatial Mismatch, and Job Accessibility: Evidence from a Plant Relocation”
141 Sage Hall
2:55 – 4:10 p.m.
Roberto M. Fernandez
William F. Pounds Professor of Behavioral Policy Science, Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2004-05 Events

Friday, October 15, & Saturday, October 16th, 2004 Miniconference on Self-Organizing Inequalties
Participants include Cecilia Ridgeway, Mario Small, Ed Lawler, Robert Frank, Yoshimichi Sato, Michael Macy, Shelley Correll, Steve Bernard, and Robb Willer.

Monday, October 18th, 2004
“Changes in the Process of Aging during the 20th Century”
Robert W. Fogel

Nobel Laureate in Economics
Charles Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor
University of Chicago
4:30 pm, 105 Ives Hall Co-Sponsored with ILR.

Friday, September 10, 2004
“Race and Felon Disenfranchisement”
Christopher Uggen

University of Minnesota
4:30 pm, 302 Uris Hall

Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Inequality Concentration Fall Semester Kick-off
Pizza Lunch

12:00-1:00 pm, 360 Uris Hall

Friday, September 24, 2004
“FDR, Inequality, and the American Maximum Wage Tradition”
Sam Pizzigati

Labor journalist and author of Greed and Good: Understanding and Overcoming the Inequality that Limits Our Lives.
4:30 pm, 302 Uris Hall

Friday, October 15, 2004
Self-Organizing Inequalities

Miniconference
Participants included Cecilia Ridgeway, Mario Small, Ed Lawler, Robert Frank, Michael Macy, and Shelley Correll

Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Community Forum on Education

CSI professors Shelley Correll, David Harris, and Stephen Morgan participated in the forum whose theme was “Equity and Excellence: Shared Challenges, Shared Opportunites.”
Stephen Morgan’s presentation
David Harris’ presentation
Shelley Correll’s presentation

Friday, February 25, 2005
“Race and Academic Achievement: A New Longitudinal Case Study”

Research Abstract
Kenneth Spenner, Professor of Sociology, Duke University and Dr. Anita-Yvonne Bryant, Coordinator of Multicultural Services, Duke University’s Counseling and Psychological Services
1:00-2:30 pm, B08 Sage Hall
Co-sponsor: Office for Women and Minorities in Business at the Johnson School

Friday, March 11, 2005
“Assessing Racial Profiling”

Steven N. Durlauf, Kenneth J. Arrow Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
4:30 pm, 302 Uris Hall

Wednesday, March 30, 2005
“Consequences of Retention in Education”

Karl L. Alexander, John Dewey Professor of Sociology
Johns Hopkins University
2:55-4:10 pm, 305 Ives Hall.

Monday, April 4, 2005
“The Consequences of High-Stakes Testing for Educational Inequality”
Robert M. Hauser

Vilas Research Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2:55-4:10 pm, 305 Ives Hall.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005
“Meritocracy, Education, and Class Inequality”
John Goldthorpe

Nuffield College, Oxford University.
2:55-4:10 pm, 305 Ives Hall.

2003-04 Events

Friday, September 5, 2003
David Harris
Recipient of the CSI Annual Distinguished Article Award
“Who is Multiracial? Assessing the Complexity of Lived Race”
Professor of Sociology, Cornell University
3:00 pm – 302 Uris Hall
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality.

Friday, October 3, 2003
Jesper Sorensen
Richard S. Leghorn Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Sloan School of Management, MIT.
“Closure vs. Exposure: Assessing the Alternative Mechanisms in the Intergenerational Inheritance of Self-Employment”
1:00 pm, 302 Uris Hall
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Sheldon Danziger

Henry J Meyer Collegiate Professor of Public Policy and Co-Director of the National Poverty Center
“After Welfare Reform: Work and Economic Well-Being Among Current and Former Welfare Recipients”
4:00 pm, 335 Baker Hall.
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality.
For more information see Professor Danziger’s Webpage.

Thursday, October 30, 2003
Trick or Treat Undergrads!
You are invited to the very SPOOKY CSI Concentration Luncheon! Stop by for a few & grab some pizza, a beverage, and some Halloween candy. Meet and greet Inequality Students and visit with Inequality Staff and Faculty. Please feel free to bring a guest who is interested in the HAIR-RAISING issues of inequality.
12:00-1:30, 360 Uris Hall.

Friday, November 7, 2003
“Cultures of Inequality: Ideals and Identities in 28 Nations”
Mariah Evans Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne and Visiting Professor, Brown University
and Jonathan Kelley Professor, University of Melbourne and Visiting Professor, Brown University
3 pm, 302 Uris Hall
Relevant Materials:
Class and Class Conflict
Images of Class
Subjective Social Location
The Legitimation of Inequality
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality.

November 10th and 11th
Uniting the State of Americas
Come enjoy poetry and Politics with Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman, two talented performance poets who use their art as a tool for social change. They’ll be delivering their message through multimedia performance using spoken word fused with music and visual media to raise a consciousness about the effects of U.S. foreign and domestic policy on the people of the Americas. They will address Plan Colombia, the FTAA, the prison industrial complex, and more.
Location and time TBA.
Event host CUSLAR. Co-sponsored by CSI.

Friday, November 14, 2003
Annette Bernhardt, Martina Morris, Mark S. Handcock, and Marc A. Scott
Recipients of the CSI Annual Distinguished Book Award 2001-2002 for Divergent Paths: Economic Mobility in the New American Labor Market.
3:00 pm, 302 Uris Hall.
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality.

Friday, November 21, 2003
New Directions in the Study of Wealth
Miniconference.
Lunch 12 pm at Statler.
Conference 1 pm to 6 pm A.D. White House. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality and the Center for the Study of Economy and Society.

Friday, December 5, 2003
Roberto Fernandez
Recipient of the CSI Annual Distinguished Article award and William F. Pounds Professor of Behavioral Policy Science, Sloan School of Management, MIT.
“Gendering the Job: Networks and Recruitment at a Call Center.”.
3:00 pm, 302 Uris Hall
Click here for a link to the related paper.
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality.

Friday, February 27, 2004
Stefan Svallfors
Umeå University, Sweden
“Class and the Comparative Study of Attitudes.”
3:00 pm, 302 Uris Hall.
Paper.

Friday, March 12, 2004
Annette Lareau
Temple University.
Elliot Weininger
SUNY Brockport.
“Social Class and the Rhythms of Children’s Daily Lives.”
3:00 pm, 302 Uris Hall.

Friday, April 23, 2004
Now What? Affirmative Action and Higher Education in 2004 and Beyond
For an expanded description of this conference click here.
Conference Speakers will include:
Glenn Loury, Professor of Economics,
and Director of the Institute on Race and Social Division,
Boston University .
Marvin Krislov, Vice President and General Counsel,
University of Michigan Article on Krislov.
Deborah Malamud, Professor of Law,
NYU School of Law
Marta Tienda, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs,
Princeton University
Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality and the Cornell Law School.

2002-03 Events

rontiers in Socioeconomic Mobility: Conceptual and Methodological Challenges Conference
March 28-29, 2003
The purpose of this conference is to assemble economists and sociologists working at the frontiers of analysis of socioeconomic mobility. Our interest is primarily conceptual and methodological. What is socioeconomic mobility? How do we measure it? How do we understand it? Empirical contributions will be welcome in so far as they elucidate these conceptual and methodological issues.
sponsored by The Center for the Study of Inequality & The Poverty, Inequality, and Development Initiative
This conference is free and open to the public. No registration is required
 

Controversies About Inequality Debate Series
Do you know the answers to the five big questions about inequality?
In recent years, issues of poverty and Inequality have become increasingly common topics of public debate, as journalists and politicians have attempted to come to terms with growing income inequality, the increasing visibility of international differences in wealth and income, and the persistence of extreme forms of racial, ethnic, and gender stratification. The Center for the Study of Inquality (with funding from The Atlantic Foundation) has recruited leading experts within academia to lay out the evidence and insights that social scientists and philosophers can bring to bear on these key issues. 

Symposium on Conceptual Challenges in Poverty and Inequality.
April 16 – 17, 2002
This symposium convenes leading economists, philosophers, and sociologists to take stock of current analytic understandings of poverty and inequality. In collaboration with the Poverty, Inequality, and Development Initiative, CSI intends to open a discussion that identifies the major conceptual problems in the field and leads to new conceptions, models, or theories of poverty and inequality. The keynote speakers
are Francois Bourguignon, Douglas Massey, Martha Nussbaum, Amartya Sen, and William Wilson.
 

“Declining Significance of Gender?” Lecture Series:
The kick-off debate for the “Declining Significance of Gender?” lecture series featured Robert Max Jackson and Paula England sparring in a packed Barnes Hall auditorium on September 7.
Press release
The “Declining Significance of Gender?” lecture series will culminate with the publication of a volume of the same name (published by the Russell Sage Foundation).
 

Erik O. Wright Receives CSI Distinguished Paper Award.
Erik O. Wright visited Cornell University on October 12 to receive the 2000-01 CSI Distinguished Paper Award for his article “Working-Class Power, Capitalist-Class Interests, and Class Compromise” (American Journal of Sociology).
This article introduces a game theoretic approach to understanding the conditions under which class struggle might yield a positive compromise.
Full review in CSI Book and Paper of the Year

NSF and Ford Foundation Fund CSI Research Workshop on Transnational Contention.
The CSI will be housing the new “Research Workshop on Transnational Contention,” funded by the Ford Foundation and led by Sidney G. Tarrow, Upson Professor of Government and Sociology. This workshop will examine the rise of cross-national forms of collective action on such issues as global inequality, human rights, ethnicity, and the environment.
 

New Lecture Series on Welfare and Inequality in Advanced Industrial Countries.
With funding from the Mario Einaudi Center and CSI, Cornell University will host a year-long seminar series and workshop that addresses the role of state intervention in shaping modern inequalities. Led by Jonas Pontusson, Professor of Government, this topic will be explored through an interdisciplinary program of activities including a seminar series, workshop, and research fellowships.
 

Wednesday, April 30
Debate: Richard Freeman, Harvard University vs. Jonas Pontusson, Cornell University
“Does Inequality Increase Economic Output?”
3:00 pm – 251 Malott Hall
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality and the Atlantic Foundation

Friday, April 18
Debate: Alex Portes, Princton University vs. David Grusky, Cornell University
“Are There Big Social Classes?”
3:00 pm – Goldwin Smith Hall, Room D
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality and the Atlantic Foundation

Friday, April 4
Debate: Peter Singer, Princeton University vs. Richard Miller, Cornell University
“What Duties Do People in Rich Countries Have to Relieve World Poverty?”
3:00 pm – Goldwin Smith Hall, Room D
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality and the Atlantic Foundation
Friday, March 28 – Saturday, March 29
Frontiers in Social and Economic Mobility Conference
Statler Hotel, Princton-Yale Room

Friday, March 14
Tom Hirschl
Professor of Rural Sociology, and Director of the Population and Development Program, Cornell University
“Does Marriage Increase the odds of Affluence: Exploring the Life Course Probabilities”
12:00 – 1:30 pm – 32 Warren Hall
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality, Population and Development Program and Policy and Management Department

Friday, March 7
Debate: Solomon Polacheck, Binghamton University vs. Francine Blau, Cornell University
“Why is There a Gender Wage Gap and Why is it Shrinking?”
3:00 pm – Goldwin Smith Hall, Room D
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality and the Atlantic Foundation

Friday, February 7
Debate: Roger Waldinger, University of California, Los Angelas vs. Victor Nee, Cornell University
Moderator: Janet Reno, Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of ’56 University Professor, and U.S. Attorney General during the Clinton administration

“Are Immigrants and Their Children Assimilating?”
3:00 pm – Goldwin Smith Hall, Room D
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality and the Atlantic Foundation

Friday, November 1
Steven H. Strogatz
Cornell University, Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
“Small-World Networks”
3:00 pm – 302 Uris Hall
Sponsored by the Department of Sociology

Friday, October 25
Raymond Swisher
Cornell University, Policy Analysis and Management
“Neighborhood Effects and Adolescent Psychological Well-Being”
3:00 pm – 302 Uris Hall
Sponsored by the Department of Sociology

Friday, October 18
Guang Guo
University of North Carolina, Department of Sociology
“Peer Influences, Heritability, and Adolescent Deviant Behavior”
3:00 pm – 302 Uris Hall
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Friday, October 11
Richard Alba
State University of New York at Albany, Department of Sociology
“Comparative Assimilation: Blurred vs. Bright Boundaries in France, Germany, and the U.S.”
3:00 pm – 302 Uris Hall
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Friday, October 4
Michael Lounsbury
School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
“New Practices and Logic Transformation: Sources of Professional Monday Management Firm Contracting in the U.S. Mutual Fund Industry”
3:00 pm – 302 Uris Hall
Sponsored by the Department of Sociology

Friday, September 27
Barnaby Marsh
Department of Zoology, Oxford University
“Social Heuristics, Norms, and Wisdom”
3:00 pm – 302 Uris Hall
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Friday, September 20
Douglas Heckathorn
Cornell University, Department of Sociology
“The Network Structure of a Jazz Musician Community”
3:00 pm – 302 Uris Hall
Sponsored by the Department of Sociology

Friday, September 6
Joseph Stiglitz
Columbia University
Nobel Laureate in Economics
“Globalization and its Discontents”
3:30 pm – 401 Warren Hall
Sponsored by the Center for Poverty, Inequality, and Development
Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Friday, August 30
Filippo Barbera
Department of Sociology, University of Turin
“Analytical Sociology: From Merton to Coleman”
3:00 pm – 302 Uris Hall
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

2001-02 Events

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
 

“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