William Julius Wilson - "Race and Affirmative Opportunity in the Barack Obama Era"

Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary
Friday, October 2, 2009
Starts at 9:00 am


Professor Wilson is the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University. He is a recipient of the 1998 National Medal of Science, the highest scientific honor awarded in the United States. A MacArthur Prize Fellow from 1987 to 1992, Wilson has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Education, the Institute of Medicine, and the British Academy. He is the author of several award-winning books, including The Declining Signficance of Race (1978), The Truly Disadvantaged (1987), and When Work Disappears (1996). His most recent book is More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City (2009).

This keynote address is open to the University community. It introduces a day of workshops on race and ethnicity in faculty recruitment and retention, which is designed for University academic leaders. The program is sponsored by the University Office for Faculty Development and Diversity. For more information, please call (585) 273-2760.