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Galbraith Scholars program 2005

Galbraith Scholars 2005 workshop

Harvard University
June 12-16, 2005

A new generation...
The Galbraith Scholars program brings together a new generation of scholars and leaders—college sophomores, juniors, and seniors from across the country—who seek to apply themselves to important social problems.

During their week at Harvard, Galbraith Scholars attend a variety of seminars, panel discussions, off-site trips, and other activities designed to introduce participants to social policy research, graduate school, and career options through which they might make a difference.



 JUNE 12, 2005


Arrival and check-in

3:00-4:30 PM

Welcome reception and introductions
Location: Taubman A (5 th floor), Kennedy School of Government

4:45 PM

Social event: depart for Boston Duck Tour
Followed by dinner at Cactus Club, Boston





JUNE 13, 2005

9:00-10:00 AM

Location: Fainsod Room (Littauer 324), Kennedy School of Government

10:00-11:45 AM


Workshop with Professor Roland Fryer (Harvard Economics Dept)

“The Economics of ‘Acting White”



12:00-2:00 PM



2:00-3:30 PM


Workshop with Dean David Ellwood ( Kennedy School of Government)

”What Explains the Spread of Single-Parent Families in the US ?”


5:00-5:45 pm

Harvard Law School Walking Tour
Informal campus tour with Pam Metz


6:50 PM

Dinner at Fire + Ice in Harvard Square
Dinner with graduate students at Harvard Square ’s own “improvisational grill”. (Meet in front of the Sheraton at 6:50 PM )








JUNE 14, 2005

9:30 - 10:15 AM

Location: Fainsod Room (Littauer 324), Kennedy School of Government


10:30 AM — Noon

Workshop with Professor Jennifer Hochschild (Harvard Government Dept. and Dept. of African and African American Studies)

“The fall, and perhaps rise, of multiracial identity in the US


12:15-2:00 PM Working lunch

Screening of Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley Street
Lunch and screening of this award-winning documentary; the story behind the Dudley Street neighborhood organization we will be visiting.

Location: Deland Room (Littauer 332), Kennedy School of Government.



Site-visit: Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), Roxbury
DSNI site-visit and neighborhood walking tour with May Louie of DSNI




6:50 PM

Dinner at Tamarind Bay , Harvard Square
Dinner with grad students. (Meet in front of Charles Hotel at 6:55 )





JUNE 15, 2005


8:30-9:00 AM

Location: Fainsod Room (Littauer 324), Kennedy School of Government


9:00-10:30 AM


Professor Robert B. Reich ( Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley, and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University ; U.S. Secretary of Labor, 1993-97)

“Being in the Cabinet”

10:30-10:45 AM



10:45-12:15 PM



The Insider’s Guide to Graduate School Options (part II)

With Stephanie Parsons, Minority Recruitment and Student Programming Officer for Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

And Pamela Metz, Director, Ph.D. Programs in Social Policy

And graduate student panel discussion with:

  • Seth Hannah, Sociology
  • Therese Leung, Sociology
  • Bikila Ochoa, Sociology & Social Policy
  • Maria Rendón, Sociology & Social Policy
  • Vesla Weaver, Government & Social Policy


12:30-2:30 PM

Working lunch

Workshop with Karla Ballard (President and CEO, The Catalyst Project)

“The Next Generation Urban Catalysts: Making the Connections between Research and Social Change Practices”



(Depart from Kennedy School
at 3:00 pm )


MYTOWN: Multicultural Youth Tour of What’s Now
Youth-led neighborhood history walking tour in Boston’s South End




Dinner and evening on your own
We can provide a list of restaurant options around Harvard Square .






JUNE 16, 2005


8:30-9:30 AM

Location: Fainsod Room (Littauer 324) Kennedy School of Government


9:30-10:30 AM

What to Know about Applying to Graduate School (part II)
With Helaine Daniels, Director of the Masters in Public Policy Program at the Kennedy School of Government


10:45-12:15 PM




Workshop with Professor Ron Ferguson ( Kennedy School of Government)
“Can Research Help Close Achievement Gaps Between Racial Groups?”

12:15-1:30 PM

Farewell lunch and reflections
Program evaluation and closing




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