Type: Public event

Impact on Inequality: Contributions of Michigan Social Science

Bicentennial Symposium

Date & time

Nov 9, 2017, 10:00 am-5:00 pm EST


The University of Michigan has long been a leader in social science research on the many dimensions of social inequality. This bicentennial symposium will highlight these contributions by focusing on the work of distinguished social scientists who were trained at the University of Michigan. An illustrious group of Michigan graduates from fields such as economics, education, political science, psychology, public policy, social work, sociology, and women’s studies will discuss past, present, and future research on issues related to gender, race, poverty, inequality, and economic mobility.

All sessions are open to the public. Guests are welcome to attend all or any part of the symposium presentations.

The agenda for each day is available including speaker bios: Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10. The Bicentennial Symposium Program (pdf) is also available.

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Anna Massey at abeattie[at]umich.edu by November 3, 2017.

Hosted by the Institute for Social Research, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan. With support from: Bicentennial Committee; School of Education; College of Literature, Science, and Arts; School of Public Health; School of Social Work; Rackham Graduate School; Law School; Poverty Solutions; Ross School of Business