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Just Societies Speaker Series: The Politics of Minority Youth in the United States 1 of 3

February 15, 2018


The World Room, Columbia Journalism

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Dear Colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure to announce the Just Societies Speaker Series, a new initiative I am launching this semester in my role as Dean of the Division of Social Science.

As social scientists, our research provides context, insight, and a deeper understanding of societies in the United States and abroad. My vision for this series is to spotlight the work of peers, here at Columbia and from institutions around the world, who are working in a range of important areas, specifically wealth inequality, criminal justice, immigration, LGBTQ rights, and climate change. 

Each semester, my office will host a distinguished set of scholars, all of whom are experts in their respective fields. I am thrilled to inaugurate this series in three week's time with a talk from Cathy Cohen, the David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science at The University of Chicago, who will be presenting on the politics of minority youth in the United States.

Included below is a link to RSVP for all three of the Spring 2018 lectures, featuring sociologistAlejandro Portes of Princeton University and our own Eric Foner. I encourage you to forward the details for the series on to your undergraduate and graduate students. All of these events are free and all are welcome to attend.

Looking forward to seeing you at these events in the coming weeks



Fredrick Harris
Dean of Social Science
Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Cathy Cohen
David & Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science,
The University of Chicago

The Politics of Minority Youth in the United States
February 15, 2018, 4:00pm-5:30pm
The World Room, Columbia Journalism



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