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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Matthew Desmond’s book examines the prevalence and far-reaching consequences of eviction. He recently launched his book tour at Harvard Kennedy School.
Watch the video.
HKS Alumnus Bryan Stevenson discusses “The Criminal Injustice System”.
Learn more about the history of Harvard Kennedy School.
This Is What Would Happen if Trump Quit the Presidential Race
Business Insider, August 18, 2016
Evaluating hypothetical situations concerning Trump’s candidacy.
Quoted: Alex Keyssar
The Case for Extreme Immigrant Vetting
Politico, August 17, 2016
Immigrant vetting has a long history in the United States.
Commentary: George Borjas
Don’t Be Fooled. Clinton and Democrats Have Their Own Race Problem.
PBS Newshour, August 16, 2016
Large numbers of black voters support Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, but they are not entirely persuaded by the policies of Democrats, according to a commentary by Leah Wright Rigueur.
President Obama’s Criminal Justice Legacy
WNYC “The Brian Lehrer Show,” August 15, 2016
Analysis of the differences between Obama’s first and second terms in office.
Interviewed: Khalil Gibran Muhammad
How Do Americans View Poverty? Many Blue-Collar Whites, Key to Trump, Criticize Poor People as Lazy and Content to Stay on Welfare
LA Times, August 14, 2016
New public opinion poll surveys attitudes about poverty.
Quoted: David Ellwood
Moving Beyond Bratton
New York Times, August 8, 2016
Police chiefs around the country will be watching the New York Police Department closely as Commissioner William Bratton steps down.
Commentary: Malcolm Sparrow
Here’s How the Electoral College Could Prevent a Donald Trump Presidency, Even If He Wins the Popular Vote
NY Daily News, August 4, 2016
An examination of the Electoral College and federal law.
Quoted: Alex Keyssar
Why Can’t the G.O.P. Get Real With Black Voters?
New York Times, August 4, 2016
In a commentary, Leah Wright Rigueur analyzes the history of the Republican party’s attempts to win over black voters.
August 31, 2016 – 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Social and Urban Policy (SUP) Open House and Ice Cream Social. Join Malcolm Wiener Center faculty and staff and celebrate the beginning of the new term!
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“Aiming Higher Together: Strategizing Better Educational Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color,” a new report by Ron Ferguson, commissioned by the Urban Institute, concerns what society can do to overcome the systemic predicament facing boys and young men of color.
A new Achievement Gap Initiative report, “The Influence of Teaching,” analyzes how components of teaching predict educational outcomes that tests do not measure, such as student engagement, success mindsets, and agency.
Inequality and Punishment: A Turning Point for Mass Incarceration?
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, January 2016
Devah Pager and Michelle S. Phelps investigate state-level incarceration rates, examining the factors associated with the rise and decline in prison populations.