George Washington Forum: “Why Does Racial Inequality Persist?”
The George Washington Forum at Ohio University, a JMC partner program, will be hosting Glenn Loury (Brown University) and Adaner Usmani (Harvard University) for a debate on racial inequality and its persistence in society.
Thursday, October 1, 2020 • 7:30 PM
A virtual webinar through Zoom
Free and open to the public
Glenn Loury is Professor of Economics and Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences at Brown University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, is a contributing editor at The Boston Review, and was for many years a contributing editor at The New Republic. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Econometric Society and a member of the American Philosophical Society. He has given the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Stanford, the James A. Moffett ’29 Lectures in Ethics at Princeton, and the DuBois Lectures in African American Studies at Harvard.
Adaner Usmani is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies at Harvard University. He earned his BA in social studies from Harvard University before earning his PhD in sociology from New York University. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Watson Institute at Brown University. He has written about collective action, democracy and the origins and consequences of American mass incarceration. His scholarly work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces and Socius, and he has also written for Jacobin and sits on the editorial board of Catalyst.
The George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics, and Institutions at Ohio University is a participant in JMC’s Ohio Political Economy Initiative, made possible by a grant from the Thomas W. Smith Foundation. The Forum teaches America’s foundational principles in their Western intellectual, political, and institutional contexts. It is grounded on the idea that students facing an increasingly globalized world need to understand what characterizes and distinguishes the nation in which they live and the civilization from which it emerged. The Forum helps students become enlightened citizens in a liberal democracy whose roots run deep in Western civilization, but whose ideals and interests transcend the West.
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