Chancellor Emeritus Mark A. Nordenberg, Chair of the Institute of Politics; Frederick W. Thieman, former US Attorney and Henry Buhl Chair for Civic Leadership at the Buhl Foundation; and Edward P. Mulvey, Professor of Psychiatry and Criminal Justice Coordinator. "Criminal Justice in the 21st Century." View Video of Lecture >>
Waverly Duck, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh. "No Way Out: Precarious Living in the Shadow of Poverty."
Kathryn Neckerman, Senior Research Scientist, Columbia Population Research Center. Columbia University. "Race and Compounded Adversity: Evidence from the New York City Longitudinal Survey of Well-being."
Camille Zubrinsky Charles, PhD, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences; Professor of Sociology, Africana Studies & Education; and Director, Center for Africana Studies,University of Pennsylvania. "The Real Record on Racial Attitudes."
Pat K. Chew, Judge J. Quint Salmon and Anne Salmon Chaired Professor and Distinguished Faculty Scholar, University of Pittsburgh School of Law: "Myth of the Color-blind and Gender-blind Judge." View Video of Lecture >>
Elaine Weiss, National Coordinator, Broader Bolder Approach to Education Campaign, Economic Policy Institute. "Achievement Gaps - and the Toxic Interaction of Race, Poverty, and Segregation - Start Before Kindergarten." View Video of Lecture >>
Gary Orfield, Distinguished Research Professor of Education, Law, Political Science and Urban Planning, Co-Director of the Civil Rights Project, University of California, Los Angeles. "The Crisis of College Access for Students of Color." View Video of Lecture >>
David Harris, Distinguished Faculty Scholar & Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh. "The Collision of Race and Criminal Justice: Lessons from the Aftermath of Ferguson." View Video of Lecture >>
Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology, Harvard University. "Try On The Outfit and Just See How It Works: The Psychocultural Responses of Disconnected Black Youth to Work." View Video of Lecture >>
H. Richard Milner, Professor of Education, Helen Faison Professor of Urban Education, Director, Center for Urban Education, Editor-in-Chief, Urban Education, University of Pittsburgh. "Race, Equity, and Urban Education: Issues That Divide." View Video of Lecture >>
William Perez, Associate Professor, School of Educational Studies, Claremont Graduate University. "Americans by Heart: Undocumented Latino Students and the Promise of Higher Education." View Video of Lecture >>
Thomas M. Shapiro, Director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. "Navigating Toxic Inequality." View Video of Lecture >>
Arline Geronimus, Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education, Associate Director & Research Professor, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. "Jedi Public Health: A Structural Approach to Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Health Inequality." View Video of Lecture >>
William M. Carter Jr., Dean and Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh. "The Future of Affirmative Action." View Video of Lecture >>
Elijah Anderson, William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Sociology, Yale University. "The Iconic Ghetto: Effects on Everyday Lives of African Americans." View Video of Lecture >>
Candi Castleberry-Singleton, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, UPMC. "Delivering Culturally Competent Care and Addressing Technology: The New Health Care Disparity." View Video of Lecture >>
Gerald Early, Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters, Department of English, Washington University in St. Louis. "Is Black Music Criminal?" View Video of Lecture >>
Robert Sampson, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences; Director of the Social Sciences Program at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. “Inequality and the American City: Implications of the Neighborhood Effect.” View Video of Lecture >>
Hazel Markus, Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences, and Paula Moya, Associate Professor of English, Stanford University. “Doing Race: 21 Essays for the 21st Century.” View Video of Lecture >>
John Dovidio, Professor of Psychology, Yale University. “Intergroup Relations/Implicit Bias.” View Video of Lecture >>
Kathyrn Edin, Professor of Public Policy and Management, Harvard University. “How the Urban Poor Navigate Social Space: Lessons from Chicago's Gautreaux Mobility Program.” View Video of Lecture >>
Abby L. Ferber, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. “There is More to Me than White: Moving from Whiteness Studies to Privilege Studies.” View Video of Lecture >>
M. Belinda Tucker, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles. “Marriage, Men, and Money: African American Women’s Continued Investment in the Romantic Ideal.” View Video of Lecture >>
Thomas M. Shapiro, Professor of Law and Social Policy, Brandeis University. “Assets for Change: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap.”
Devah Pager, Associate Professor of Sociology, Princeton University. “Race at Work: Discrimination against Black and Latino Job Seekers.”
Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia, Associate Senior Researcher, Center for the Study of Politics, Paris Institute of Political Sciences. “Immigration and Racism in Europe: Old Prejudices, New Challenges.” View Video of Lecture >>
Kathryn Neckerman, Associate Director, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University. “The Time Tax: Race and Spatial Equity in New York City.”
Elijah Anderson, Day Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania. “Poor, Young, Black, and Male: A Case for National Action?”
Rich Schulz, University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research. “Enhancing the Quality of Life of Latino, Black, and White Dementia Caregivers: The REACH II Randomized Controlled Trial.” View Video of Lecture >>
Orlando Patterson, Harvard University Department of Sociology. “Father Absence Among African-Americans.”
Lauren Resnick, University of Pittsburgh Learning Research Development Center."Shrinking the Achievement Gap: Academic and Social Intervention."
John Wallace, University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. "Faith Matters: Race/Ethnicity, Religiosity and Drugs."
Larry Glasco, University of Pittsburgh Department of History. “The Hill District's Multiracial History.”
Willa Doswell, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. “Do Teenaged Girls Think Race Matters?”
Jerome Taylor, University of Pittsburgh Department of Africana Studies. “Racism: Roots, Fruits, and Remedies.”
Janet Schofield, University of Pittsburgh Learning Research and Development Center & Department of Psychology. “School Desegregation and Intergroup Relations: Looking Back and Looking Forward.”
Ronnie Bryant, President and CEO Pittsburgh Regional Alliance. “The Social Implications of Urban Revitalization.”
Michael Sherraden, Professor, Washington University School of Social Work. “Asset-Building, Poverty, and Public Policy.”
Jody D. Armour, Professor, University of California Law School. “Black Hearts in White Minds: Where Bias Lives in Blame and Punishment.”
Ruth McRoy, Assoc. Dean for Research, Director of the Center for Social Work Research University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work. “Issues of Racial Disparities in Foster Care.”