During the fall semester, the JDP hosts a lecture series entitled “Dilemmas of Inequality.” These lively seminars draw broad participation from faculty and students in the JDP program as well as from the wider social science community.
FALL 2012/SPRING 2013
September 24, 2012
Elisabeth Wood, Professor of Politics, Yale University
“Explaining Variation in Wartime Rape: How it Happens, When it Doesn't”
October 15, 2012
James Alt, Professor of Government, Harvard University
"The Politics and Economics of Fiscal Gimmicks in Europe"
October 22, 2012
Robert Mare, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
“Social Mobility in Multiple Generations”
November 12, 2012
Hazel Markus, Professor of of Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
“Inequality, Social Class and Self”
November 26, 2012
Yu Xie, Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan
"Modeling individual-level heterogeneity in racial residential segregation"
December 3, 2012
Ann Swidler, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley “Cultural Strategies for Disorderly Careers: Social Imaginaries and Institutional Logics in Contemporary Malawi”
December 10, 2012
Jim Snyder, Professor of Government, Harvard University
"Primary Elections and Political Accountability"
February 11, 2013
Taeku Lee, Professor of Political Science, UCLA, Berkeley
"From Swing Voters to Blue Tigers? Asian American Partisanship Revisited"
March 4, 2013
Geoff Cohen, Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
"Wise Intervention: A Social Identity Threat Approach to Understanding and Reducing Intergroup Disparities"
April 29, 2013
Daniel Ziblatt, Professor of Government, Harvard University
"A Strange Survival? How Conservatives Adapted to the Early Rise of Mass Politics and Lessons for Democratization Today"
September 19, 2011
Vincent Hutchings, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan
"The Politics of Race: How Threat Cues and Group Position can Activate White Identity"
September 26, 2011
Naomi Ellemers, Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology, Leiden Unversity
"The Social Functions of Morality"
October 3, 2011
Justin Wolfers, Associate Professor of Business and Public Policy, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Visiting Professor of Economics, Princeton University
"Forecasting Elections: Voter Intentions versus Expectations”
October 10, 2011
Raj Chetty, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
"The Long-Term Impacts of Teachers: Teacher Value-Added and Student Outcomes in Adulthood"
October 17, 2011
Edward (Ted) Miguel, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
"Reshaping Institutions: Evidence on External Aid "
November 14, 2011
James Fearon, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
"Democratic Institutions and Collective Action Capacity: Results from a Field Experiment in Post-Conflict Liberia"
November 21, 2011
Mara Loveman, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin
"The Measure of Race and the Analysis of Racial Inequality"
November 28, 2011
Michael Hout, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley "Job Loss & Unemployment, 1977-2011"
December 5, 2011
Rob Sampson, Professor of Social Sciences, Harvard University "Organizational Inequality and the Higher-Order Structure of Neighborhood Effects”
December 15, 2011
Joshua Aronson, Associate Professor of Applied Psychology, New York University "Stereotypes and the Nature and nurture of intelligence”
September 20, 2010
Dilip Soman, Corus Professor of Strategy, Professor of Marketing, University of Toronto
“Helping People Help Themselves – Using Psychology to Encourage Savings”
October 11, 2010
Thomas DiPrete, Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Executive Compensation Networks: Findings from a Three-year Panel on Peer Selection and Benchmarking Bias”
October 18, 2010
Kenneth Scheve, Professor of Political Science, Yale University
“Envy and Altruism in Hard Times”
October 25, 2010
Mary Pattillo, Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University
“Race, Poverty, and 'Choice' Policies”
November 8, 2010
David Grusky, Professor of Sociology, Stanford University
“Market Failure and the Inequality Takeoff”
November 15, 2010
Jack Dovidio, Professor of Psychology, Yale University
”The Subtlety of Contemporary Racism: Implications for Intergroup Perceptions, Policy, and Prospects”
November 22, 2010
Dan Posner, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
“Using Satellite Imagery of Night Lights to Study Patronage and Politics in Africa”
December 6, 2010
Sendhil Mullainathan, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
“The Mental Lives of the Poor: A New Look at Poverty and Other Kinds of Scarcity”
December 13, 2010
Lynn Vavreck, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California (UCLA)
September 21, 2009
Christopher Uggen, Distinguished McKnight Professor, Sociology Chair, University of Minnesota
“The Price and Promise of Justice Reform”
October 5, 2009
Roger Waldinger, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
“A Limited Engagement: Sending States and "their" Diasporas”
October 12, 2009
Bernard Weiner, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California (UCLA)
“An Attributional Approach to Inequality”
October 19, 2009
Jere Behrman, Professor of Economics and of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
"Early Life Nutrition, Brain and Brawn, and Wages in the Tropics: Estimates from Guatemala Using Over Three Decades of Data."
October 26, 2009
Robert W. Staiger, Professor of Economics, Stanford University
"What can Developing Countries Achieve in the WTO?: A View from Economics."
November 9, 2009
Stephen Wright, Professor in Social Psychology, Simon Fraser University
“Prejudice Reduction and Collective Action: When Strategies to Reduce Inequality Collide”
November 16, 2009
David Lindstrom, Professor of Sociology, Brown University
“Why Ethnicity Matters: Understanding Internal Migration in Guatemala”
November 23, 2009
Bruce Western, Professor of Sociology, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
“Unions, Norms and the Rise in American Earnings Inequality"
November 30, 2009
Sandra Smith, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
“A Test of Sincerity: How Black and Latino Service Workers Make Decisions about Making Referrals.”
December 7, 2009
Jean Decety, Irving B. Harris Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago
“The Neuroscience of Empathy: What do we really know? Where are we going?”
December 14, 2009
Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Harvard University
"Obama and the Struggle to Transform U.S. Public Policy: The Case of Health Care Reform Redux."
October 7, 2008
Thomas Pettigrew, Research Professor of Social Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz
“Intergroup Contact: How to Facilitate Intergroup Harmony”
October 14, 2008
John T. Jost, Professor of Psychology, New York University
“Elective Affinities: On the Psychological Bases of Left-Right Differences”
November 18, 2008
John A. List, Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
“Using Field Experiments to Understand the Economics of Charity”
November 11, 2008
Frank D. Bean, Chancellor’s Professor, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine
"The Distinctiveness of Mexican Immigrant Welfare Behaviors: The Role of Employment-Based Cultural Repertoires"
November 25, 2008
John Logan, Professor of Sociology, Brown University
“Global Neighborhoods: New Pathways to Diversity and Separation”
December 9, 2008
Stephan M. Haggard, Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego
“Recrafting Social Contracts: Welfare Reform in Latin America, East Asia and Central Europe”
January 20, 2009
Christopher (Sandy) Jencks, Professor of Social Policy, Kennedy School, Harvard University
“Do Rising Income Differences among Parents Lead to Rising Test Score Differences among Children?”