During the 2016 spring semester, Center Director Michèle Lamont created a series of special seminars focused on frontier questions in comparative inequality and social inclusion. Each seminar focused on a different form of inequality and was followed by a vibrant question-and-answer session.
The first session focused on comparative racial inequality and was held on February 24. It included speakers: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Harvard University; Michèle Lamont, Center director and Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; and Patrick Simon, faculty member, National Institute of Demographic Studies.
The second session focused on comparative gender inequality and was held on March 10. It included speakers: Mary C. Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Harvard University; Alexandra Killewald, associate professor of sociology, Harvard University; Jerry Jacobs, professor of sociology, University of Pennsylvania; and moderator Claudia Goldin, Henry Lee Professor of Economics, Harvard University.
The third session focused on stigma and human rights and was held on April 6. It included speakers: Samuel Moyn, professor of law and history, Harvard University; Michael Stein, visiting professor, Harvard Law School; Tommaso Vitale, associate professor of sociology, Sciences Po, Paris; and moderator Michèle Lamont, Center director and Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Harvard University.