We are pleased to invite you to the Johns Hopkins Workshop on Social Policy and Inequality with Laura Tach, Associate Professor of Policy Analysis and Management and Sociology at Cornell University, on Thursday, March 15 from 4:00-5:30PM in Gilman Hall, Room 130G on the Homewood Campus. Laura’s research focuses on poverty and social policy. She co-directs Cornell Project 2Gen, an initiative of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research. Project 2Gen serves as a hub for research, policy, and practice that supports vulnerable caregivers and children together. We will be discussing Laura Tach’s and Allison Dwyer Emory’s recently published article “Public Housing Redevelopment, Neighborhood Change, and the Restructuring of Urban Inequality” which can be read here. We will serving light refreshments. Please RSVP here.

Presented by the 21st Century Cities Initiative, the workshop series brings together colleagues — faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and staff —from the Krieger School and around the university to examine the latest scholarship on inequality. Rooted fundamentally in the social sciences, workshops range widely to embrace a variety of perspectives. Although focused primarily on inequality in the United States — its historical roots, contemporary causes, and potential remedies —workshops also embrace a global perspective on the problem of inequality. While inequality of various kinds is clearly susceptible to the precise measurement and modeling of the quantitative social sciences, it is also situated in historical and cultural contexts that draw the attention of fields such as history and anthropology. Across all of these fields, the problem of inequality has generated some of the most creative and exciting scholarship in the social sciences in recent years, and the workshop series will offer colleagues at Hopkins the opportunity to be exposed to and learn from the best of this work in a stimulating and supportive environment.

The workshop series will regularly present current work by leading scholars from other institutions as well as colleagues from Hopkins. We will meet in a seminar-style setting several times each semester, always on Thursday afternoons, and always with snacks and coffee. For each meeting a paper will be circulated in advance, and the author will be joined by one or two Hopkins discussants who will help generate a robust and provocative discussion. It’s our hope that the workshop will be an exciting forum for us to explore new work and exciting ideas across disciplines and to create a new sense of community and shared enterprise among those of us who teach and do research in the area of inequality, broadly understood.

Future speakers for the 2017-18 academic year include Chloe Thurston (Political Science, Northwestern).

For the March 15 workshop with Professor Tach please RSVP here.

We look forward to seeing many of you on March 15 and beyond.

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