Thomas J. Sugrue
Thomas J. Sugrue is David Boies Professor of History and Sociology. A specialist in twentieth-century American politics, urban history, civil rights, and race, Sugrue was educated at Columbia; King's College, Cambridge; and Harvard, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1992. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, President of the Urban History Association, and has been a fellow at the Brookings Institution and the Institute for Advanced Study. He is author of several books, including Not Even Past: Barack Obama and the Burden of Race (Princeton University Press, 2010); Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North (Random House, 2008), a Main Selection of the History Book Club and a finalist for the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and The Origins of the Urban Crisis (Princeton, 2005), winner of the Bancroft and several other prizes. Sugrue has won fellowships and grants from the Social Science Research Council, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, the Fletcher Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies, among others. His op-eds and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and in many other newspapers and magazines. Sugrue is an award-winning teacher and, outside the classroom, a scholar who combines research with civic engagement. Sugrue has also served an an expert in civil rights cases, including the University of Michigan affirmative action cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003.
The Life You Can Save: Effective Giving to Improve the Health and Welfare of the Global Poor (Peter Singer)10/22/2014 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum (3260 South Street)
Co-sponsored by the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, The Penn Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, The Year of Health, The Center for High Impact Philanthropy, The Center for Public Health Initiatives, and The Wharton Social Impact Initiative.
The event is free, but please register here.
Rethinking the Demographic Risks of Poverty: Prevalences and Penalties in a Comparative Global Perspective (David Brady)11/05/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
11/14/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
12/12/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
01/23/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm