The UC Center for New Racial Studies invites you to our 4th Annual Research Conference on Friday, May 16 at UC Hastings. This year’s conference features work from our 2013-2014 grant cycle, “The Racial State: Democratic and Despotic Dimensions.” Through this conference, our graduate student and faculty grant recipients will have the opportunity to share their research with colleagues across the UC system.
The conference will run from 10am-5pm. Graduate student panels will be held in the morning (10am-12pm), and faculty panels will be held in the afternoon (1:30-3:30pm). Our keynote address with Professor Danielle S. Allen will take place over lunch, from 12:15-1:15pm. At the conclusion of our panel sessions, we invite you to join us for a reception from 4-5pm. This will be a wonderful opportunity for you to connect with UCCNRS grant recipients and fellow UC colleagues.

Our keynote speaker, Danielle Allen, is the UPS Foundation Professor at the School of Social Science of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She was previously Professor of Classical Languages and Literatures, Professor of Political Science, Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, and Dean of the Humanities at the University of Chicago. While Dean, she was instrumental in transforming the University of Chicago's relationship with the city's South Side, creating systems of support and cooperation with the black community there. She also worked closely with Barack Obama when he was a law school faculty member at the University. A recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship (2002) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she holds a Ph.D in Classics from Cambridge University and a Ph.D in Political Science from Harvard University.  She is the organizer (with Robert Reich) of The Dewey Seminar: Education, Schools and the State, and the author of The World of Prometheus: The Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens (Princeton University Press, 2000) and Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship Since Brown vs. the Board of Education (University of Chicago Press, 2004).
Please register for the conference using the following link. Registration and attendance is free, but all attendees must be registered in order to partake in conference meals.

We hope you will join us!
Best regards,
Howard Winant, Director
UC Center for New Racial Studies

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