September 2008, Monday
Black-White Differences in Economic Well-being
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Lecture: Black-White Differences in Economic Well-being, Kerwin Kofi Charles, University of Chicago and Ford School Scholar in Residence Sept. 15-19, 4-5:30 p.m., Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium Room 1120. Charles is the Steans Family Professor in the Harris School and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on a range of subjects in the area of empirical labor economics. His work has examined the effect of abortion legalization on outcomes for children born around the time of legalization; the effect of racial composition of neighborhoods on the social connections people make; causes for the dramatic convergence in completed schooling between recent generations of American men and women; and many dimensions of the effect of health shocks, including the effect on family stability and labor supply. Charles joined the Harris School in 2005 and was named the Steans Family Professor in 2007. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Miami in 1989, his master's from Cornell University in 1993, and his doctorate from Cornell University in 1996. A reception will follow. Sponsored by the Ford School of Public Policy and the National Poverty Center., 615-3893.
"Hope for a Heated Planet: Energy, Health, & Organizing for Change" Robert Musil
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Monday, September 15
"Hope for a Heated Planet: Energy, Health, & Organizing for Change"
Former Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility Author of Hope for a Heated Planet
(Rutgers U. Press, forthcoming)
Sponsored by LSA Theme semester, LSA Student Government, Center for the Study of Complex Systems, Michigan Community Scholars Program, Health Science Scholars Program and the LSA Honors Program
Open and Free to the University and Public