2110, 2020

CHANGE: Spurring Democratic Change Through Coalitions

October 21, 2020|Events|

This is an exceptionally tumultuous year. As the pandemic has made injustices more visible and brought important issues to the surface, activists, politicians, and other segments of the public have responded broadly and created a new momentum for change. To support this momentum, the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality at [...]

1310, 2020

CHANGE: Climate Action After COVID-19

October 13, 2020|Events|

The Graduate Center’s CHANGE series last week addressed “Climate Action After COVID-19.” The pandemic has provided us with a glimpse into a cleaner future because of changed, mainly reduced, transportation and consumption modes. But will these patterns last? Are they enough? Is simply going back to some status quo ante [...]

110, 2020

CHANGE: Making Education More Equitable

October 1, 2020|Events|

Last night’s conversation in The Graduate Center’s CHANGE series focused on how to make education more equitable. It’s an issue of particular urgency for the United States, as our democracy depends on informed, socially mobile citizens. Graduate Center Professor Carla Shedd (Sociology and Urban Education), author of Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice, [...]

2409, 2020

CHANGE: Work in 2020 and Beyond

September 24, 2020|Events|

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the U.S. workforce with layoffs, reduced hours, diminished earnings, and loss of health insurances. It has also it exposed deep inequalities around race and gender lines. Last night, as part of its CHANGE series, The Graduate Center gathered leading scholars and writers for [...]

1209, 2020

What is different about political polarization in the US?

September 12, 2020|Scholarship|

With less than three months until the US presidential elections, it feels that the country has never been as polarized as it is at the moment. While polarization trends have been conclusively shown at the party system level, much less is known about the extent to which party polarization is [...]