Dr. Urs Lindner is an assistant professor at the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt, Germany, and 2014-15 DAAD Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also been affiliated with the Institute for Sociology at the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena and has been, from 2010 to 2013, a postdoctoral researcher and scientific coordinator at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. A scholar whose work bridges political theory, sociology, and philosophy, Lindner will conduct research on "Justice as Preferential Treatment: Affirmative Action in India, the U.S. and Germany." Lindner's project compares policies and debates concerning affirmative action in India, the US and Germany, with attention to the relationship between equality of opportunity and equality of outcome as goals of preferential treatment, the linking of affirmative action to group rights, and the interlocking axes of inequality in each site.
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