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Exploring Chicago: Scholarly Examinations of a Great American City - May 17, 2013

The Center for Civic Engagement is pleased to announce two great events featuring Robert Sampson, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University.

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The Social Inequality and Difference Lecture
“Neighborhood Effects and the New Social Transformation of the American City"

Friday, May 17, 2013
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Chambers Hall
Ruan Conference Center (Lower Level)
600 Foster St, Evanston

Please join us for a brown bag lecture by Prof. Sampson who will discuss his book, Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect, and the Chicago Project (PHDCN) - Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN) is a large-scale interdisciplinary study of how families, schools, and neighborhoods affect child and adolescent development. Sampson will then discuss cities in general, major recent changes with respect to immigration, the huge crime decline, movement of poverty to suburbs, and the increasingly divergent trends in America. He will examine what cities are thriving (NY, LA, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, etc.) and what cities are on the decline (Detroit, St. Louis).



A Panel Discussion on Chicago Neighborhoods:
"Neighborhood Inequality and the Great Recession in Life-Course Perspective"

Friday, May 17, 2013
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. - Reception to follow
Lake Room, Norris University Center
1999 Campus Drive

At 2:30 Prof. Sampson will be joined by members of Northwestern's faculty for a panel discussion about inequality and Chicago neighborhoods. Panelist include:

Robert J. Sampson, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences; Director of the Social Sciences Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Jonathan Guryan, Associate Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Chair of IPR’s Program on Education Policy, Northwestern University
Mary Pattillo, Professor, Sociology; Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University
Wesley Skogan, Professor, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

Moderated by: Dan A. Lewis, Professor, Human Development/Social Policy; Director Center for Civic Engagement, Northwestern University


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The lecture and panel discussion are sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement, the Institute for Policy Research, the School of Education and Social Policy, the Sociology Department, the Department of Political Science, and One Book One Northwestern.

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