Inaugural Inequality in America Symposium

The inaugural Inequality in America symposium took place on Friday, October 13, 2017, at Loeb House. A dozen distinguished guest speakers participated in discussions of some of the most pressing social issues facing our country today. The event was featured in the Harvard Gazette, Harvard Magazine, and the Harvard Crimson.

Schedule of Events


8:30 - 9:00 AM
and Coffee

9:00 - 9:15
Welcome and Introductory Remarks

9:15 - 10:30
Session 1: Governance, Citizenship and Social Justice

Taeku Lee (UC-Berkeley) | Diana Mutz (U Penn) | Jennifer Richeson (Yale)

10:45 - 12:00
Session 2: Work, Family and Opportunity

Sandra Black (U Texas-Austin) | Alan Krueger (Princeton) | Betsey Stevenson (U Michigan)

*12:30 - 1:30 PM
Session 3: Science, Technology, Education, and Health

Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School) | Joan Williams (UC Hastings School of Law)

1:45 - 3:00
Session 4: Mobility and Migration/American Inequality, Globally

Cybelle Fox (UC-Berkeley) | Paul Kramer (Vanderbilt) | Manuel Pastor (USC) | Eric Tang (U Texas-Austin)

3:00 - 3:10 PM
Concluding remarks

*Lunch session (buffet available at conclusion of prior session)

Speaker Photo Collage