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Bold Policies for Bad Times

Date: 12:15pm - 1:15pm PDT August 2, 2013 Location: York Graduate Center, Room 115, Graduate Campus

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York Graduate Center, Room 115, Graduate Campus

In a nation with grossly rising inequality and persistently high rates of unemployment we need bold new solutions. Professor William A. Darity of Duke University has developed a response to these twin problems and in this talk will present two visionary proposals: a federal job guarantee and a child trust fund program for all newborns.

This “brown bag” event is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring your lunch and your friends for this presentation. 

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About the Presenter

William A. (“Sandy”) Darity Jr. is Arts & Sciences Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University. He also serves as Chair of the Department of African and African American Studies and as Co-Director of the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality.

Dr. Darity’s research focuses on inequality by race, class and ethnicity, stratification economics, schooling and the racial achievement gap, North-South theories of trade and development, skin shade and labor market outcomes, the economics of reparations, the Atlantic slave trade and the Industrial Revolution, the history of economics, and the social psychological effects of exposure to unemployment. He has published or edited 12 books and published more than 210 articles in professional journals. 

Darity lives with his family in Durham, N.C. where he plays harmonica in a local blues band, occasionally coaches youth sports, and especially enjoys reading science fiction and speculative fiction. 

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Center for Community Engagement
Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling
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