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Race and equality in America
Past presidents of ASA and APSA weigh in
Race and equality in America served as the timely topics of January's Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture. Co-hosted by the School of Social Sciences' Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) and Department of Sociology, the talk also kicked off the inaugural annual Robin M. Williams, Jr. Lecture series established to honor the research and teaching of Robin M. Williams. A distinguished visiting professor who devoted much of his career and writing to studies of intergroup tensions, race and ethnic relations, and war and peace, Williams spent the last 16 years of his life pursuing his love for research, teaching and service at UCI.
SPOTLIGHT EVENT - Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa
Friday & Saturday, January 16-17, 2009
UC Irvine Student Center, Doheny Beach Rooms B, C, D
The UC Irvine Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies and UCLA James S. Coleman African Studies Center present a two day conference to bring together scholars, technical experts and humanitarian nongovernmental
organizations to assess how humanitarianism is imagined and practiced in Africa.