Yale Symposium on Inequality Kicks off Departmental Year

Department News
September 17, 2012

On September 6-7, the interdisciplinary Yale Symposium on Inequality organized by Professor Elijah Anderson, kicked off the departmental year. Speakers examined forms of social inequality, especially class, race, and gender inequality in the contemporary U.S., and the event included “Reflections on America’s Great and Growing Disparity” by William Julius Wilson (Harvard) and a keynote address by Ann Shola Orloff (Northwestern). The conference brought together scholars from Yale and other institutions working in a variety of intellectual traditions to examine the increasingly pressing problem of rising inequality in America and throughout the world. Media Coverage: New York Times >>, Yale News >>.