The 2016 Honors Colloquium
Jill Doerner, Kristin Johnson, Erik Loomis, and Liam Malloy
Tuesday evenings, 7 p.m., September 20–November 29, 2016
Edwards Auditorium, Kingston Campus
Inequality is a defining theme of our political, social, and economic lives. We are committed to a future where all people have the opportunity to live the American Dream, in which everyone has the freedom to prosper, progress and live well.
The 2016 Honors Colloquium examines the tension between these concepts across a range of salient issues. We raise questions about the influence of inequality on social mobility, the ability to seek political and social change, and across gender, race and class.
Please join us for a discussion on the influence of inequality on our daily lives and prospects for the future.
The public is invited to attend this series of free events, or watch LIVE.
Full schedule of events
September 20 Immigration
Political Analyst and Professor, University of Texas at Austin
September 27 Race, Diversity, and Education
Professor of Law, UCLA and Columbia Law School
Diversity Week Keynote Speaker
No Live Casting or Archiving of this talk.
October 4 Historical Perspectives
Professor of History, Vanderbilt University
October 11 Poverty and Homelessness
October 18 Gender
Lawyer, Author, and President of the American Constitution Society
Eleanor M. and Oscar M. Carlson Women’s Studies Lecture
October 25 Workplace
Director, Food Labor Research Center, UC Berkeley
November 1 Politics
National Affairs Correspondent, The Nation magazine
November 15 Labor
Mark Levinson is the Chief Economist for The Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Mr. Levinson received his PhD. in economics from the New School for Social Research. He previously worked as Chief Economist for UNITE HERE and UNITE and as an economist at the United Automobile Workers (UAW) and the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). His writings on economic policy, the global economy and labor rights have been published in the New York Times, The Nation, The American Prospect, Dissent (where he is also book review editor), New Labor Forum and Boston Review. In 2002-2003 Mr. Levinson was a Revson Fellow at Columbia University. In 2005-06 Mr. Levinson was the co-director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Agenda For Shared Prosperity.
November 29 What Is to Be Done About Inequality
New Yorker Staff Writer and Director of the Africana Studies Institute, UConn
Edwards Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Film Series on Inequality
Inequality and the Cuban Dream: A Conversation
Swan Hall Auditorium, 6 p.m.
October 13–16 and 20–23
By David Lindsay-Abaire
URI Fine Arts Center
Presented by the URI Theatre Department
Every 28 Hours Theatre Initiative
Livestreamed from Trinity Repertory Company
Edwards Auditorium, 9 p.m.
For more information on colloquium events contact Deborah Gardiner at 401.874.2381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about ways to support the Honors Colloquium, contact Lynne Derbyshire at 401.874.4732 or email@example.com.
If you have a disability and need an accommodation, please call 401.874.2303 at least five business days in advance. For TTY assistance, please call the R.I. Relay Service at 711.
URI Honors Program
URI Office of the President • URI Office of the Provost • The Mark and Donna Ross Honors Colloquium Humanities Endowment • The Thomas Silvia and Shannon Chandley Honors Colloquium Endowment • URI College of Arts & Sciences • URI College of Pharmacy • URI John Hazen White Sr. Center for Ethics and Public Service • URI Gender and Women’s Studies Program • URI Multicultural Student Services Center • URI Theatre Department • URI College of Engineering • URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences • URI College of Health Sciences • URI College of Business Administration • URI College of Nursing • URI Division of Student Affairs • URI Department of Communications and Marketing • URI Department of Publications and Creative Services • URI ITS Instructional Technology and Media Services • URI Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies • URI Charles T. Schmidt, Jr. Labor Research Center