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

Spring 2000 Research Workshops

Presentations are on Wednesdays, unless otherwise noted

Date

Speaker and Topic

1/12

Kerwin Charles (IRSD Fellow, Univ. of Michigan, Dept. of Economics)

"Race Differences in Housing Wealth; Preferences, Endowment and Discrimination"

1/19

Orlando Patterson (Harvard Univ., Dept. of Sociology)

"Culture as an Explanation: New Directions"

1/26

Harry Holzer, (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Chief Economist)

"Assessing Affirmative Action"

2/2

Linda Datcher Loury (IRSD Associate, Tufts Univ., Dept. of Economics)

"Teen Childbearing and Community Religiosity"

2/9

Mia Bay (IRSD Fellow, Rutgers Univ., Dept. of History)

"The Historical Origins of Afrocentrism"

2/16

Larry Jackson, (Howard Univ., Dept. of English)

"Ralph Ellison: The Evolution of a Critic into a Fiction Writer: 1946-1947"

2/23

George Borjas, (Harvard Univ., Kennedy School of Government)

"Heaven’s Door: Reflections on Economics and Immigration"

3/1

Charles Mills, (Univ. of Illinois, Dept. of Philosophy)

"White Racial Interests"

3/15

Jennifer Hochschild (Princeton Univ., Politics Dept.)

"Rethinking Pluralism in an Age of Identity Politics"

3/22

David Wilkins, (Harvard Univ. Law School)

"Racing the Tournament: Race, Tournament Theory, and the Internal Labor Markets of Large Law Firms"

3/31
FRIDAY

Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres (Harvard and Univ. of Texas Law Schools, resp.)

"The Miner’s Canary: Race and the Progressive Vision of Democracy" COM 101

4/5

David Ellwood, (Harvard Univ., Kennedy School of Government)

"In Search of the Links Between Values, Economics and Changing Family Structure"

4/12

Anthony Appiah (Harvard Univ., Dept. of Afro-American Studies),

"The Case Against ‘Culture’ " – COM 101

 4/19

Wendy Wall (IRSD Fellow, Duke University, Dept.of History)

"Nationalism, Pluralism and the Quest for Concensus During and After W.W. II"

5/3

Philip Richards, (Colgate Univ., Dept. of English )

"The World of Benjamin Mays and Black American Literature"

5/10

Henry Louis Gates, (Harvard Univ., Dept. of Afro-American Studies)

"W.E.B. DuBois and the Encyclopedia Africana" – COM 101