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Malcolm Wiener Center
Inequality & Social Policy Seminar Series

Spring 2012

Note: Presentation begins at 12:20 pm

Lunch will be served from 12 noon to 12:20 pm in the CGIS South councourse level lobby

CGIS South-020 (Belfer Case Study Room), Concourse Level,
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA » View map



JAN 25, 2012  (Wednesday) | 4:10-5:30 pm | 124 Mt. Auburn, Suite 200-North

SUZANNE METTLER, Government, Cornell University.
Who Perceives Government's Role in Their Lives? Social Policy Design and Its Implications for American Democracy

Special event: Joint with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.  Please note special meeting time and location.



JAN 30, 2012

MARTA TIENDA, Demographic Studies, Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University

"Inequality of Postsecondary Opportunity: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back"

:: Personal homepage



FEB 6, 2012

KATHLEEN THELEN, Political Science, MIT

“Varieties of Capitalism: Trajectories of Liberalization and the New Politics of Social Solidarity”

:: Personal homepage



FEB 13, 2012

CECILIA ROUSE, Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

“Paying for Performance: The Education Impacts of a Community College Scholarship for Low-Income Adults”

:: Personal homepage

:: Paper



FEB 20, 2012

PRESIDENT'S DAY - No seminar



FEB 29, 2012 (WEDNESDAY) | 4:30-6 PM| CGIS S-020

DAVID COHEN, Education Policy and Public Policy, University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy

"Why Most Educational Reforms Fail--and What Might Work Better?"

:: Personal homepage

A short reception will follow in CGIS S-030

Special event. Please note special meeting time and location. >>info



MAR 5, 2012


"Accountability and Inequality in American Education"

:: Personal homepage



MAR 12, 2012

SPRING BREAK - No seminar



MAR 19, 2012

NANCY FOLBRE, Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

"Unpaid Work, Living Standards, and Inequality: Strategies for Measuring Trends in Extended Income in the U.S."

:: Personal homepage

:: Paper



MAR 26, 2012

BARRY BLUESTONE, Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University

"Is Homeownership Now Just a Dream? Implications of Potential New Federal Housing Policies on the Distribution of Homeownership"

:: Personal homepage

:: Paper



APR 2, 2012

LANE KENWORTHY, Sociology and Political Science, University of Arizona

"America's Struggling Lower Half"

:: Personal homepage

:: Paper



APR 9, 2012


Please note change. Jeff Manza's talk will be on 4/30.



APR 16, 2012

JOHN LOGAN, Sociology, Brown University

"Neighborhoods Matter. What Is the Neighborhood?"

:: Personal homepage

:: Related Paper



APR 23, 2012 - updated

KATHERINE S. NEWMAN, Sociology, Johns Hopkins University
and ROURKE O'BRIEN, Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University

"Taxing the Poor: Doing Damage to the Truly Disadvantaged"

:: Personal homepage (Katherine Newman)
:: Personal homepage (Rourke O'Brien)



APR 30, 2012 - updated

JEFF MANZA, Sociology, NYU

"A Broken Public? Americans' Responses to the Great Recession"

:: Personal homepage



APR 30, 2012 | 4:00-6:00 PM| Starr Auditorium (Belfer Buliding, HKS)

A panel discussion featuring ROBERT J. SAMPSON, Sociology, Harvard University, on his new book:

Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect

With discussion from: Kathryn Edin, Harvard Kennedy School; Thomas Sugrue, Univ. of Pennsylvania; Edward Glaeser, Harvard Kennedy School; and Edward Davis, Boston Police Department

Moderated by: William Julius Wilson, Harvard Kennedy School

:: About the book

Special event. Please note special meeting time and location.



May 2, 2012  (Wednesday) | 4:00-5:30 pm | Littauer Center M-16 (North Yard)

RAJ CHETTY, Economics, Harvard University.

"The Long-Term Impacts of Teachers: Teacher Value-Added and Student Outcomes in Adulthood"

with John Friedman, Harvard University, and Jonah Rockoff, Columbia University.

Special event: Joint with Economics.  Please note special meeting time and location.

:: Paper





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