A New Vision of Black Freedom: The Manning Marable Memorial Conference | April 26-29, 2012

Conversations with SUDHIR VENKATESH

Event Date: 
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: 
758 Schermerhorn Ext.

Conversations with SUDHIR VENKATESH

TOPIC:  "RACE & JUSTICE:  Youth and Gun Violence in Chicago's Southside"


Sudhir Venkatesh is William B. Ransford Professor of Sociology, the Committee on Global Thought, and African-American Studies at Columbia University in the City of New York. Venkatesh returned to Columbia University recently after serving as a Senior Research Advisor to the Department of Justice.

Venkatesh’s most recent book is Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York’s Underground Economy. His current research focuses on the transformation of the creative industries, including advertising, media, and design, as a consequence of the rise of digital technologies. His writings have appeared in Fast Company and he is working on a book, Revolution by Bits: Advertising, Media and the Rise of Digital. He is also working in conjunction with the Erotic Service Provider’s Union to complete a national survey of the sex work industry.

His earlier books include: Gang Leader for a Day (Best Book, The Economist); Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor (Best Book, Slate.com; C. Wright Mills Award, 2007); and American Project: The Rise and Fall of a Modern Ghetto.

Venkatesh’s editorial writings have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, and the Washington Post. He writes for Slate.com, Freakonomics, and his stories have appeared in This American Life, WIRED, and on National Public Radio. He has produced four documentaries, including, Dislocation, a film airing on PBS about Chicago public housing and At the Top of My Voice.

Venkatesh received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago. He was a Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows, Harvard University from 1996-1999, and an NSF CAREER award recipient in 2000. He teaches in the Media Program at the Columbia Business School. He lives in New York with his lovely wife and adorable son.

Room 758 Schermerhorn Ext.
IRAAS Seminar Room
Columbia University Morningside Campus
Friday November 22, 2013

TOPIC:  "Punishing Our Pro Jections: Why Black Folks Have More in Common with The Tea Party Than We Think."

Deborah Peterson Small is the Executive Director of Break the Chains, a public policy research and  advocacy organization committed to addressing the disproportionate impact of punitive drug policies on poor communities of color. Break the Chains was founded in the belief that community activism and advocacy is an essential component of progressive policy reform. Break the Chains works to engage families and community leaders in promoting alternatives to the failed “war on drugs” by adopting public health approaches to substance abuse and drug-related crime. Break the Chains is an advocate and voice for those affected most by drug policies but too often unheard in policy debates and decisions.
www.breakchains.org

Room 758 Schermerhorn Ext.
IRAAS Seminar Room
Columbia University Morningside Campus
Friday October 11, 2013

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TOPIC:  "Punishing Our Pro Jections: Why Black Folks Have More in Common with The Tea Party Than We Think."

Deborah Peterson Small is the Executive Director of Break the Chains, a public policy research and  advocacy organization committed to addressing the disproportionate impact of punitive drug policies on poor communities of color. Break the Chains was founded in the belief that community activism and advocacy is an essential component of progressive policy reform. Break the Chains works to engage families and community leaders in promoting alternatives to the failed “war on drugs” by adopting public health approaches to substance abuse and drug-related crime. Break the Chains is an advocate and voice for those affected most by drug policies but too often unheard in policy debates and decisions.
www.breakchains.org

Room 758 Schermerhorn Ext.
IRAAS Seminar Room
Columbia University Morningside Campus
Friday October 11, 2013

- See more at: http://www.iraas.org/node/336#sthash.cVdU4CUs.dpuf