Workshop on social policy and inequality: Ira Katznelson

Oct 25, 2018
4:15 - 6pm EDT
Registration is required
This event is free

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Contact

21st Century Cities Initiative
410-516-4913

Description

Ira Katznelson, a professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University, will give a talk at the next workshop on social policy and inequality entitled "'As God Rules the Universe': Reflections on the People and the State in Early America." Fran├žois Furstenberg, from the Johns Hopkins Department of History, and Adam Sheingate, from the Johns Hopkins Department of Political Science, will join him in a discussion. Attendees who have registered in advance will receive Katznelson's paper. Light refreshments will be served.

Presented by the 21st Century Cities Initiative, the workshop on social policy and inequality series brings together faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and staff from the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and around the university to examine the latest scholarship on inequality. Rooted fundamentally in the social sciences, workshops range widely to embrace a variety of perspectives. Although focused primarily on inequality in the United States -- its historical roots, contemporary causes, and potential remedies -- workshops also embrace a global perspective on the problem of inequality. While inequality of various kinds is clearly susceptible to the precise measurement and modeling of the quantitative social sciences, it is also situated in historical and cultural contexts that draw the attention of fields such as history and anthropology. Across all of these fields, the problem of inequality has generated some of the most creative and exciting scholarship in the social sciences in recent years, and the workshop series will offer colleagues at Hopkins the opportunity to be exposed to and learn from the best of this work in a stimulating and supportive environment.

The workshop series will regularly present current work by leading scholars from other institutions as well as colleagues from Hopkins in a seminar-style setting several times each semester, always on Thursday afternoons, and always with snacks and coffee. For each meeting, a paper will be circulated in advance, and the author will be joined by one or two Hopkins discussants who will help generate a robust and provocative discussion. The workshop will be an exciting forum to explore new work and exciting ideas across disciplines and to create a new sense of community and shared enterprise among those who teach and do research in the area of inequality, broadly understood.

For more information about the workshop, including future events, please visit our website.

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Registration

Registration is required

Please register in advance

Contact

21st Century Cities Initiative
410-516-4913