U-M symposium will highlight contributions of social science

November 6, 2017
Morgan Sherburne


DATE: 10:10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

EVENT: “Impact on Inequality: Contributions of Michigan Social Science”

The University of Michigan has long been a leader in social science research on the many dimensions of social inequality. This bicentennial symposium will highlight these contributions by focusing on the work of social scientists who were trained at U-M.

The U-M graduates are from fields such as economics, education, political science, psychology, public policy, social work, sociology and women’s studies. Panelists will discuss past, present and future research on issues related to gender, race, poverty, inequality and economic mobility.

Panel discussions include:

  • “Educational Disparities in the U.S.: Are We Making Progress?” Susanna Loeb, Barnett Family Professor of Education, Stanford University
  • “Race, Gender and Empowerment,” Aimee Meredith Cox, associate professor of anthropology and African American studies, Yale University
  • “Many Paths to Having an Impact,” Cecilia Muñoz, vice president, policy and technology director, National Network, New America; and La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO, W. K. Kellogg Foundation
  • “Innovative Research to Understand and Reduce Health Disparities,” David Williams, professor, Harvard University
  • “Families, Poverty and Inequality,” Irwin Garfinkel, Mitchell I. Ginsberg Professor of Contemporary Urban Problems and interim dean, Columbia University School of Social Work

PLACE: Rackham Amphitheatre (fourth floor), Rackham Building, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor

SPONSORS: Hosted by the Institute for Social Research, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and U-M Alumni Association, with support from the Bicentennial Committee; School of Education; College of Literature, Science, and Arts; School of Public Health; School of Social Work; Rackham Graduate School; Law School; Ross School of Business; and Poverty Solutions.

INFORMATION: Impact on Inequality: Contributions of Michigan Social Science