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March 17, 2006

Controversies about Inequality

A debate and discussion series from the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality at IRiSS kicks off this spring quarter. Four sessions, examining issues of inequality and income, race, politics and gender, will be led by an acclaimed lineup of scholars. The series is open to the public.

Cornell Economics Professor Robert Frank and Princeton Sociology Professor Bruce Western are featured for the first program on Income Inequality on Thursday, April 13.

Race and Inequality will be the focus for Harvard Sociology Professor Mary Waters and U.C. Santa Barbara Sociology Professor Howard Winant on Tuesday, May 2.

Stanford Political Science Professor John Ferejohn and Northwestern Sociology Professor Jeff Manza will address issues of Politics and Inequality on Tuesday, May 16

Gender and Inequality will be the topic of discussion for U.C. Berkeley Sociology Professor Trond Peterson and Stanford Sociology Professor Cecilia Ridgeway.

All programs begin at 2:15 p.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Location is the Hewlett Teaching Center, 201.

For additional information, please contact afrooz@stanford.edu

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Posted by cthomsen at 01:42 PM

March 08, 2006

IRiSS/MAPSS Colloquium Series Underway

IRISS and MAPSS are pleased to bring you the 2006 Colloquium Series. The speaker series brings world-class methodologists to speak to a Stanford audience.

Please see the full listing of the series at:


Posted by vijoy at 02:42 PM

March 02, 2006

What Do We Want from a Theory of Justice?

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen explores the issue in an upcoming talk on Friday, April 7th, 1-2:30 pm. Location is Building 200-002.

The program is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford Center for Ethics, Stanford Law School, Department of Philosophy, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, and the Department of Sociology.

Posted by cthomsen at 04:56 PM