Poverty & Inequality Talks

Find out about upcoming events related to poverty and inequality at Stanford.

April 2017

Johns Hopkins University professor Stefanie DeLuca examines how some disadvantaged urban youth achieve upward mobility despite overwhelming odds.

Thursday, April 13, CERAS Learning Hall, 3pm

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, Cubberley Auditorium, 5:30pm

Cornell University professor Kim Weeden shows that teenagers’ occupational plans are strongly associated with the type of community in which they attend school and the opportunity structure of the local labor market.

Thursday, April 6, Mendenhall 101, 12:30pm

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 panel of experts will discuss Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1967 speech condemning the Vietnam War. The program will feature a screening of the documentary, MLK: A Call to Conscience.

Tuesday, April 4, Cemex Auditorium, 7pm

March 2017

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

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

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

Monday, March 6, Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center, 8:30am

This two-day event on bias in the workplace features a keynote address by Anne-Marie Slaughter and a CEO panel on how inclusion drives innovation.

Thursday, March 2 - Friday, March 3, CEMEX Auditorium

Eliza Griswold explores how rural America has long paid for urban America’s energy appetites. 

Wednesday, March 1, Levinthal Hall, 7pm

February 2017

Lydia Villa-Komaroff, former CEO of Cytonome/ST, examines how cognitive processes interfere with achieving diversity.

Monday, February 27, 102-103 Physics, 12pm

UC-Berkeley professor emerita Arlie Hochschild reports on five years of field work among white, Louisiana-born Tea Party supporters and Trump voters.

Thursday, February 23, Building 370, Classroom 370, 12pm

Stanford professor Jeff Hancock asks whether trust is one of social media’s most serious casualties.

Wednesday, February 22, Cubberley Auditorium, 7:30pm

University of Virginia professor Hector Amaya examines the regulation of Spanish and Spanish-language media in the United States.

Wednesday, February 22, Black Community Services Center, Brandon Room, 12pm

Arizona State University professor Oscar Jimenez-Castellanos explores the nuanced, multi-layered, compounded educational inequality encountered by low-income, Spanish-speaking students in Arizona public schools.

Friday, February 17, CERAS 101 Learning Hall, 12pm

Risa Shoup, executive director of Fourth Arts Block, delivers the second talk in a lecture series exploring the role of artists, curators, gallery owners, and cultural workers in fostering an equitable and just city.

Thursday, February 16, Building 460, Margaret Jacks Terrace Room, 12pm

Stanford professor Ramon Antonio Martinez discusses the importance of recognizing the richness of students’ multilingual repertoires.

Monday, February 13, CERAS Learning Hall, 12pm

Tracing the global history of inequality from the Stone Age to today, Stanford professor Walter Scheidel shows that inequality never dies peacefully.

Thursday, February 9, Encina Hall, CISAC Conference Room, 12pm

What happens when people are given cash with no strings attached? This panel will discuss recent experiments with a universal basic income, including the Y Combinator Research pilot study in Oakland.

Wednesday, February 8, Tressider Union, Oak Lounge, 5:30pm

Dr. Martin Fisher, co-founder of KickStart International, discusses how to develop technologies to improve lives and lift people out of poverty.

Tuesday, February 7, Huang Engineering Center, NVIDIA Auditorium, 7pm

Iowa State University professor Amy Sue Bix analyzes how women gained entrance to the traditionally male field of engineering in American higher education.

Thursday, February 2, Paul Allen Center for Integrated Systems Annex, Room 101x, 4:30pm

Four Stanford professors — Jonathan Rosa, Sylvia Yanagisako, Jennifer DeVere Brody, and CPI research group leader Matthew Snipp — talk about how they understand the terms “race” and “ethnicity” from their own disciplinary perspectives. 

Wednesday, February 1, Margaret Jacks Hall, Terrace Room, 12pm

January 2017

CASBS fellow Sapna Cheryan and CPI research group leader Shelley Correll examine where women have made progress in tech, and where progress is stalled.

Tuesday, January 31, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 5:30pm

Machine learning has the potential to play a transformative role across a diverse range of sectors including transportation, medicine, public services, and finance. This forum will bring together scientists to explore potential applications for machine learning and discuss the legal and ethical challenges that could arise as machine learning algorithms are implemented.

January 31 - February 1

The panel will highlight the ethical issues associated with providing college opportunities for currently and formerly incarcerated students.

Wednesday, January 25, Stanford Law School, Room 290, 5pm

This two-day conference honors philosopher and former Stanford professor Joshua Cohen for his enduring contribution to social and political thought.

Friday January 20 - Saturday January 21, Arrillaga Alumni Center

Drawing on her research on an inner-city mosque led by an African American, Pamela Prickett examines how Islam informs the struggles and hopes of believers.

Tuesday, January 17, Mendenhall 101, 12:30pm

Fifty years ago, Dr. King wrote his final book, “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?” This public workshop celebrates his life with dramatic readings of his sermons and music.

Sunday, January 15, Stanford Memorial Church, 10am

December 2016

Columbia University professor Peter Muennig considers whether we can expect health or monetary returns on investments in cash assistance, education, and transit policies.

Thursday, December 15, Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall A, 2pm

Stanford professor Jelena Obradovic examines the importance of self-regulation using a two-generation intervention designed to promote resilience in at-risk families.

Tuesday, December 13, CERAS 101 Learning Hall, 12pm

Sara Brownell explores how the transformation from instructor-centered to student-centered classrooms has affected women and LGBTQIA students.

Friday, December 9, Hartley Conference Center, 2pm

Francoise Girard, president of the International Women’s Health Coalition, discusses what domestic policy positions the Trump administration might take and what can be done to prevent rollbacks and guarantee advances for women’s health and rights.

Wednesday, December 7, Encina Hall, Reuben Hills Conference Room, 12pm

November 2016

Temple University professor Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve examines racism and injustice in Chicago-Cook County, home to the largest criminal courthouse in the country.

Wednesday, November 30, Brandon Room, Black Community Services Center, 12pm

Comedy writers Amy Aniobi and Tracy Oliver, whose credits include Silicon Valley, The Neighbors, and The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, discuss changing representations of race in film and TV.

Monday, November 28, Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall, 5pm

Yale University professor Frederick Wherry explores how low-income individuals understand their budgeting priorities and how their interpersonal relationships affect their financial behavior.

Monday, November 28, Barnum Hub, 505 Lasuen Mall, 3pm

Tomás Alvarez discusses how hip-hop can promote positive mental health outcomes among marginalized youth and empower a new generation of leaders.

Thursday, November 17, CCSRE Conference Room, 12:30pm

Dr. Sunny Lee explores how mothers in demanding administrative roles negotiate their equally demanding family lives and responsibilities.

Thursday, November 17, Women’s Community Center, 12pm

Industry executives from Glassdoor, GoDaddy, and Salesforce will join Stanford professors to discuss the gender pay gap in tech, the underlying factors that prevent pay equality from being achieved, and the pathways to creating workable solutions. 

Wednesday, November 16, Paul Brest Hall East, Munger Building 4, 8:30am

Columbia University professor Shamus Khan explores how cultural participation cemented elite status in late 19th-century America.  

Thursday, November 10, Mendenhall 101, 12:30pm

CPI director David Grusky, research group leader Sean Reardon, and Race Forward research director Dominique Apollon will participate in this panel discussion exploring economic inequality and race in the 2016 presidential election.

Monday, November 7, NVIDIA Auditorium, 7pm

University of Michigan professor Susan Murphy considers what kind of context and timing is most useful for delivering mobile health interventions. 

Monday, November 7, McClelland Building, Room M104, 12:45pm

October 2016

This two-day research conference hosted by the Graduate School of Education examines how race, inequality, and language intersect and impact education.

Friday, October 28 - Saturday, October 29, Center for Educational Research at Stanford

The United Nations Association Film Festival is screening 60 documentaries at Stanford from October 26-30. The festival addresses themes of poverty and inequality in such films as Code OaklandAgents of ChangeClinica de Migrantes, and Last Day of Freedom.

Wednesday, October 26 - Sunday, October 30, Stanford University

Psychology professor and CPI affiliate Jennifer Eberhardt presents some of her research initiatives and offers recommendations for improving the relationship between the police and community in Oakland.

Wednesday, October 26, Gold Lounge, Faculty Club, 12pm

Sociology professor and CPI research group leader C. Matthew Snipp discusses his current research on the methodology of racial measurement in the United States Census and the social and economic well-being of American ethnic minorities.

Friday, October 21, Green Library, Room 121A, 2pm

Why do poverty and eviction come together? Find out when CPI research group leader Matthew Desmond presents results from his widely heralded book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Monday, October 17, Obendorf Event Center, GSB, 4:30 pm

Leading experts from business, policy, and academia discuss how policy may be the solution to the challenges of gentrification and affordable housing.

Friday, October 14, SIEPR Gunn Building, Koret-Taube Conference Center, 11am

Kimberlé Crenshaw will discuss her work on intersectionality and her recent contributions to the #SayHerName campaign that publicizes police brutality toward black women and girls.

Tuesday, October 11, Cubberley Auditorium, 4pm

Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson will discuss the impact of race, racism, and the movement for racial justice on the upcoming 2016 presidential election.

Monday, October 10, Encina Hall, 7pm