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Waverly Duck: No Way Out: Precarious Living in the Shadow of Poverty and Drug Dealing

4:30pm, March 10th, 2020

This ethnographic study of an impoverished African American neighborhood challenges the common misconception of urban ghettos as chaotic places where drug dealing, street crime, and random violence make daily life dangerous for everyone. Waverly Duck is an urban sociologist and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh.

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March 2020

Seminar

Waverly Duck: No Way Out: Precarious Living in the Shadow of Poverty and Drug Dealing

4:30pm, March 10th, 2020
Bush House South East Wing 1.09

This ethnographic study of an impoverished African American neighborhood challenges the common misconception of urban ghettos as chaotic places where drug dealing, street crime, and random violence make daily life dangerous for everyone. Waverly Duck is an urban sociologist and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Public Lecture

James C. Scott Public Lecture: A Golden Age of Barbarians?

6:30pm, March 17th, 2020
King’s Building 4th Floor K4U.12

Join us for a public lecture by James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science, Professor of Anthropology and co-Director of the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University. His research concerns political economy, comparative agrarian societies, theories of hegemony and resistance, peasant politics, revolution, Southeast Asia, theories of class relations and anarchism. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

May 2020

Public Lecture

Cristina Bicchieri Public Lecture

6:30pm, May 7th, 2020
Location TBA

Cristina Bicchieri is the S.J.P. Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics in the Philosophy and Psychology Departments at the University of Pennsylvania, professor of Legal Studies in the Wharton School, and director of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics program. She is a leader in the field of behavioral ethics and is the director of the Behavioral Ethics Lab (BeLab) at the University of Pennsylvania.

Seminar

Jeffrey Friedman (Berkeley)

4:30pm, May 21st, 2020
Bush House South East Wing 2.04

Jeffrey Friedman is a visiting scholar in the Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley and the Max Weber Fellow of the Institute for the Advancement of the Social Sciences at Boston University. He is the founder and editor of Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society.

June 2020

Seminar

Ian Shapiro (Yale)

4:30pm, June 2nd, 2020
Location TBA

Ian Shapiro is Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University. He has written widely and influentially on democracy, justice, and the methods of social inquiry. A native of South Africa, he received his J.D. from the Yale Law School and his Ph.D from the Yale Political Science Department where he has taught since 1984 and served as chair from 1999 to 2004.

Seminar

Melani Cammett (Harvard)

4:30pm, June 9th, 2020

Melani Cammett is Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs in the Department of Government and chair of the Harvard Academy of International and Area Studies at Harvard. She also holds a secondary faculty appointment in the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. Cammett’s books include Compassionate Communalism: Welfare and Sectarianism in Lebanon (Cornell University Press 2014).

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