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Stanford University

Institute for Research in the Social Sciences

presents a day-long conference on


Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Tresidder, Oak Conference Room


10:00 a.m. Welcome

John Etchemendy, Provost
Karen Cook, Senior Associate Dean for Social Sciences
    and Director of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS)
10:15 Inequality and Criminal Justice
introduction by Roger Clay, President, The National Economic Development and Law Center
  • Larry Bobo , Professor of Sociology, co-chair of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity (session chair)
  • Robert Weisberg , Edwin E. Huddleson, Jr. Professor of Law
  • Bruce Western , Professor of Sociology, Princeton University
11:45 Lunch Break
12:30 p.m. Inequality and US Health Care
introduction by Hannah Valantine, senior associate dean for diversity and leadership and Director, Heart Transplantation Research, School of Medicine “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in U.S. Health Care: Is it Really that Bad?”  
  • Clarence Braddock , Associate Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Associate Professor of Medicine
1:30 The Changing Significance of Race in American Society
 introduction by Claude Steele, Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences, and co-director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race & Ethnicity
  • Matthew Snipp , Professor of Sociology (session chair)
  • Joanna L. Mountain , Assistant Professor of Anthropological Sciences and Department of Genetics
  • David Harris , Professor and Director, Institute for the Social Sciences, Cornell University
  • Donald Barr , Associate Professor of Sociology, SIIS Center for Health Policy/Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Associate
3:00 Break
3:20 Gender and Inequality
introduction by David Grusky, Professor of Sociology and director of the Center for Inequality
  • Paula England , Professor of Sociology and Faculty Research Affiliate of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (session chair)
  • Maria Charles , Associate Professor of Sociology, U.C. San Diego
  • Janet C. Gornick Associate Professor of Political Science, City University of New York
4:50 Closing Comments
Sharon Long , Vernon R. & Lysbeth Warren Anderson Dean of the School of Humanities & Sciences

RSVP to Afrooz Emami. or (650) 724-5221


About IRiSS: Scientific Solutions to Social Challenges

The Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS) has been established to initiate and strengthen multi-disciplinary research in the social sciences, enabling Stanford scholars to address significant challenges confronting us as a society.

Drawing together research teams from Stanford’s faculty, in psychology, economics, political science, sociology, communication, anthropological sciences, and cultural and social anthropology, in collaboration with internationally recognized scholars from other Stanford schools and outside research universities, the Institute aims to advance socially relevant and consequential research and become a new international laboratory for discoveries in the social sciences.

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