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Race and Real Estate

A three day conference at Princeton University

March 6, 2009 - March 7, 2009,

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"Race and Real Estate", organized by the University's Center for African American Studies and LAPA, will discuss topics such as "Race, Wealth and Real Estate," "Politics of Home Ownership," "Neighborhoods" and "Public Space," as well as a Roundtable on Urban Housing Issues.

Registration is encouraged – visit the conference website for details and registration information. 

Thurs., March 5 — Friend Center 101

4:30 p.m. — Welcome

5:00–7:00 — Screening of the film Home (2006, dir. Jeffrey Togman) followed by a discussion featuring:

  • Jeffrey Togman (Assoc Prof of Political Science and Film, Seton Hall Univ)
  • Regina Austin (William A. Schnader Professor of Law, Univ of Penn Law School)
  • Mary Abernathy and Sheree Farmer (central characters in the film)
  • Moderator: Valerie Smith (Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature, Professor of English and African American Studies. Director, Center for African American Studies at Princeton University)

Fri., March 6 — Robertson Hall

9–10:45 a.m. — Panel I — HOMES

  • Regina Austin (see above)
  • Jeannine Bell (Professor, Indiana Univ School of Law)
  • Karyn Lacy (Asst Prof, Sociology, Univ of Michigan)
  • Carol Rose (Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor Emeritus of Law and Organization and Professorial Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School)
  • Moderator: Edward E. Telles (Professor of Sociology, Princeton University)

11–12:45 p.m. — Panel II — NEIGHBORHOODS

  • Craig Barton (Associate Professor of Urban Design; Director, Urban Studies Program, UVA School of Architecture)
  • Nisha Botchwey (Assistant Professor, UVA School of Architecture)
  • Patricia Fernandez-Kelly (Senior Lecturer, Princeton University Department of Sociology; Faculty Associate, Office of Population Research)
  • Wendell Pritchett (Professor, Univ of Pennsylvania School of Law; President, Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation; Vice-Chair, Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia)
  • Moderator: Kim Lane Scheppele (Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values. Director, Program in Law and Public Affairs)

2:30–4:15 p.m. — Panel III — PUBLIC SPACE

  • Debbie Becher (Graduate Student in Sociology, Princeton)
  • Mitchell Duneier (Professor, Department of Sociology, Princeton University)
  • K. Ian Grandison (University Professor of Landscape Architecture and American Studies, University of Virginia)
  • William Daryl Williams (Associate Professor, UVA School of Architecture)
  • Moderator: Lawrie Balfour (Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Associate Professor for Distinguished Teaching in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University and Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia)

4:30 p.m. — Keynote Lecture, “House Proud” — Patricia Williams, James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and “Diary of a Mad Law Professor” columnist for The Nation

Sat., March 7 — Robertson Hall, Bowl 16

9–10:30 a.m. — PANEL IV — MONEY

  • Rachel Godsil (Eleanor Bontecou Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law)
  • Douglas S. Massey (Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University)
  • Georgette Chapman Phillips  (David B. Ford Professor of Real Estate; Professor of Legal Studies and Law; Vice Dean, Wharton Undergraduate Division, Univ of Pennsylvania)
  • Moderator: Paul Frymer (Associate Professor of Politics, Princeton University)

10:45–12:45 p.m. — FUTURES: A Roundtable

  • Carlton Brown ‘73 (CEO, Full Spectrum of NY)
  • George Hawkins ‘83 (Director, District Department of the Environment and Chair, Green Building Advisory Council)
  • Martin Johnson ‘81 (President and Founder of ISLES)
  • Monique King-Viehland (Executive Director, Capital City Redevelopment Corporation)
  • Joe Ritchie (CEO, Brick City Development Corporation)
  • Moderator: Kevin Kruse (Associate Professor of History, Princeton University)

Speakers' biographies