The election of Barack Obama as the President of the United States throws into
sharp relief the ongoing challenges of civil rights and social justice. Join scholars
from Princeton and Rutgers as they engage in a scholarly conversation that assesses
the Obama administration’s approach to racial and ethnic inequalities. This unique
and exciting academic gathering seeks to explore the tensions and contradictions at
the heart of the election of the first African-American U.S. President. Themes will
focus on the areas of voting rights/civil rights, crime and punishment, immigration/
social policy and economic inequality, and educational attainment and access.
Invited speakers include: Keesha Middlemass, Thomas Epenshade, Beth Rubin,
Roland Anglin, Kira Sanbanmatsu, Imani Perry, and Pat Carr.
Friday’s session will be held in the Assembly Room in Winants Hall, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
Saturday’s session will be held in Bowl 16, Robertson Hall,
Princeton University, Princeton.
More information and a program TBA