INSTITUTE ON RACE AND SOCIAL DIVISION
Fall 1999 Research Workshops
704 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor
Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Presentations are on Wednesdays, unless otherwise noted

Date

Speaker and Topic

9/8

Glenn C. Loury (Boston Univ., Dept. of Economics and IRSD),

"The Quest for Equal Dignity and the Problem of Racial Stigma"

9/15

Drew Smith (Morehouse College, Leadership Institute)

"Race, Religion, and Nationalism: Group Politics and Social redemption in America" – Photonics Building, 8 St. Mary’s St., Room 202

9/22

Christopher Jencks (Harvard, JFK School of Governmentt)

"The Black-White Test Score Gap: Does It Matter? Can We Reduce It?"

9/29

Tukufu Zuberi (University of Pennsylvania, Population Studies Center)

"Deracializing Empirical Logic"

10/8
Friday

Elijah Anderson (Univ. of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Sociology) "The Code of the Streets: Decency, Violence and the Moral Life of the Inner City" Presentation 2:00 pm — 3:30pm

10/13

Nazli Kibria, (Boston Univ., Dept. of Sociology)

"The Contested Meaning of ‘Asian American’"

10/20

Loic Wacquant, (UC Berkeley, Dept. of Sociology) "Four Peculiar Institutions"

10/27

David Wong (Brandeis Univ., Dept of Philosophy)

"Liberalism and the Dilemmas of Value Pluralism"

11/3

Tracey Meares (Univ. of Chicago, Law School)

"The Role of Legitimacy in Criminal Law Policy"

11/10 

Melissa Nobles (M.I.T., Political Science)

"The Politics of Race and the Census in the United States and Brazil"

11/17

John DiIulio (Princeton, Dept. of Politics)

"Race and a Case for Zero Prison Growth"

11/23
Tuesday

Alan Krueger (Princeton, Dept. of Economics)

"The Legacy of Separate and Unequal Schooling, and What To Do About It"

12/1

Doug Besharov (Univ. of Maryland, School of Public Affairs)

"African American Marriage and Childbearing"

12/3
Friday

Amy Gutmann (Princeton, Dept. of Politics)

"What Kind of Affirmative Action for Whom?" – Presentation 2:00pm - 3:30pm

12/8

William Dickens (The Brookings Institution) and James R. Flynn (University of Otago)

"The Interaction of Environment and Measured Intelligence: The IQ Mystery Solved"

12/15

Kasirim Nwuke (BU-ASC, Eastern Nazarene College)

"Managing Ethnic Division and Conflict: Lessons from Nigeria"