Friday, May 17, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Chambers Hall, Ruan Conference Room (lower level), 600 Foster St, Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
"Neighborhood Effects and the New Social Transformation of the American City" by Robert Sampson, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, and Director of Social Sciences at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.
Sociologist Robert Sampson will discuss his book, Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect. Sampson will also discuss trends and changes generally in American cities, examining what cities are thriving (New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, etc.) and what cities are on the decline (Detroit, St. Louis). The event is in collaboration with this year’s One Book One Northwestern program focusing on the city of Chicago.
Co-sponsored with the Departments of Sociology and Political Science, the School of Education and Social Policy, the Center for Civic Engagement, and One Book One Northwestern.