Special Event: Inequality as a Multidimensional Process


Friday, November 1, 2019, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, S030 Doris and Ted Lee Gathering Room

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Please register for this event on the CIFAR website. This event will be streamed live on the WCFIA Facebook page

Image of Daedalus summer 2019 coverThis launch event celebrates the release of the summer 2019 Daedalus issue "Inequality as a Multidimensional Process," a collective volume by CIFAR’s Successful Societies program.

This issue, edited by Michèle Lamont and Paul Pierson, explores the cultural and social frameworks that can put societies on a path toward greater and more equitable prosperity in the face of increasingly persistent inequality. Through an intimate and interactive panel discussion moderated by Jennifer Hochschild, the launch event will explore key insights for why many forms of social inequalities appear so intractable and self-reinforcing and their implications on current and emerging policies.


Michèle Lamont, Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies; Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies; Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.

Paul Pierson, John Gross Professor of Political Science, University of California at Berkeley.

Chuck Collins, Director, Program on Inequality and the Common Good, Institute for Policy Studies.

Katherine S. NewmanInterim Chancellor, University of Massachusetts, Boston; Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs & International Relations, University of Massachusetts; Torrey Little Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Jennifer Hochschild, Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government; Professor of African and African American Studies; and the former Chair of the Department of Government, Harvard University.

Cosponsored by CIFAR and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

For more information, including agenda and registration link, see the CIFAR event listing


Sarah Banse