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News and Opportunities
Summer Opportunities at the CPI

Join us this summer at the Center on Poverty and Inequality! Undergraduate summer fellows will have the opportunity to participate in CPI research groups and our new Poverty and Technology initiative. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning March 6, 2017.
50th Anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report

In 1967, President Lyndon Johnson established a commission to investigate the causes of successive summers of racial violence. The Russell Sage Foundation is soliciting articles that revisit the Kerner Commission report and consider its implications for the present day. Proposals are due by March 30, 2017. 
Summer Course for Research Design

Do your research proposals sometimes fall short? The Summer Course for Research Design provides an intensive study of research design in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences. Applications are due by April 15, 2017.
LIS Summer Workshop

The LIS Summer Workshop introduces researchers to comparative research in income distribution, employment, and social policy, using the Luxembourg Income Study Database and the Luxembourg Wealth Study Database. Applications are due by March 26, 2017.

America’s Poverty Course
Neighborhoods and Multi-Generational Effects

NYU professor Patrick Sharkey explores the effects of living in the same poor neighborhood over many generations. Another great five-minute video from our online course on poverty and inequality!

Summit on Technology and Opportunity
Basic Income and the Future of Jobs

Chris Hughes, Sam Altman, Juliana Bidadanure, and Natalie Foster discuss the basic income — what it is, how to implement it, and how to pay for it.

Talks and Events
Race, Policing, and Public Health Symposium

This symposium highlights interdisciplinary research on race, law enforcement, and the health impact of police violence against minority groups.

Monday, March 6, Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center, 8:30am
Exploring Equity Within Teaching

This workshop explores issues of gender, LGBTQ needs, and the racial and ethnic dynamics between teachers of color and white teachers.  

Saturday, March 18, CERAS 101 Learning Hall, 12pm
Race and Intimacy on Divided University Campuses

CASBS fellow Jonathan Jansen explores how interracial student couples handle intimacy on hostile campuses.

Tuesday, March 21, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 5:30pm
Why Are All the Black Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College, offers perspectives on race relations on campuses and across the nation.

Wednesday, April 5, Paul Brest Hall, 5pm
A Radical Proposal for a Free Society and a Sane Economy

University of Louvain professor Philippe Van Parijs compares the idea of a basic income with rival ideas for guarding against poverty and unemployment. 

Wednesday April 12, location TBD, 5:30pm
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The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, a program of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, is partly supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Elfenworks Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation).

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