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Suzanne Mettler: The Government-Citizen Disconnect

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We are pleased to invite you to the second Johns Hopkins Workshop on Inequality and Social Policy with Suzanne Mettler, the Clinton Rossiter Professor of American Institutions at Cornell University, on Thursday, December 7 from 4:15-6:00PM in Gilman Hall, Room 130G on the Homewood Campus. Professor Mettler will discuss her forthcoming book, The Government Citizen Disconnect. In advance of the workshop, we will circulate several chapters from the book manuscript to those that have RSVP’d and post them on the event web page. Please RSVP here.

Presented by the 21st Century Cities Initiative, the workshop series brings together colleagues — faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and staff —from the Krieger School and around the university to examine the latest scholarship on inequality. Rooted fundamentally in the social sciences, workshops range widely to embrace a variety of perspectives. Although focused primarily on inequality in the United States — its historical roots, contemporary causes, and potential remedies —workshops also embrace a global perspective on the problem of inequality. While inequality of various kinds is clearly susceptible to the precise measurement and modeling of the quantitative social sciences, it is also situated in historical and cultural contexts that draw the attention of fields such as history and anthropology. Across all of these fields, the problem of inequality has generated some of the most creative and exciting scholarship in the social sciences in recent years, and the workshop series will offer colleagues at Hopkins the opportunity to be exposed to and learn from the best of this work in a stimulating and supportive environment.

The workshop series will regularly present current work by leading scholars from other institutions as well as colleagues from Hopkins. We will meet in a seminar-style setting several times each semester, always on Thursday afternoons from 4:15-6:00, and always with snacks and coffee. For each meeting a paper will be circulated in advance, and the author will be joined by one or two Hopkins discussants who will help generate a robust and provocative discussion. It’s our hope that the workshop will be an exciting forum for us to explore new work and exciting ideas across disciplines and to create a new sense of community and shared enterprise among those of us who teach and do research in the area of inequality, broadly understood.

Future speakers for the 2017-18 academic year include Ed Glaeser (Economics, Harvard) and Chloe Thurston (Political Science, Northwestern). For more information about the workshop, please visit our website at http://21cc.jhu.edu/events/workshop-on-inequality-and-social-policy/. Be sure to check back often as we update with new information about future events.

We look forward to seeing many of you on December 7 and beyond.

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