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October 2021

Aaron Bobrow-Strain on “Inequality and Immigration”

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Aaron Bobrow-Strain, a professor of politics at Whitman College, will address the intersection of immigration and issues of inequality. He is the author of three books, including the 2019 award-winning book The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story. Hosted by the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service. View on livestream at https://www.youtube.com/c/FoleyInstitute/videos

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Haki R. Madhubuti (Visiting Writers Series

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Haki R. Madhubuti is an award-winning poet, one of the architects of the Black Arts Movement, an essayist, educator, founder, and publisher. He is the author/editor of over 36 books of poetry and nonfiction. A long-time community activist and institution builder, Madhubuti is co-founder of the Institute of Positive Education and its three schools in Chicago. His 42-year distinguished teaching career included positions at Cornell, Howard, Chicago State, and DePaul University. Hosted by the Department of English and the Visiting…

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Amber Wichowsky on “Inequality and Class”

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Amber Wichowsky, the director of the Marquette University’s Democracy Lab, explores the intersections between politics and inequality, including class biases in turnout, money in electoral campaigns, and how public policy affects societal inequalities. Her book The Economic Other: Inequality in the American Political Imagination examines how American use social comparisons to make sense of income inequality and how those frames affect attitudes about income redistribution and feelings of political power. Hosted by the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service. View on livestream at https://www.youtube.com/c/FoleyInstitute/videos 

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November 2021

Christopher Faricy on “Inequality and Public Policy”

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Christopher Faricy, an professor of political science at Syracuse University, specializes in American politics, social policy, and income inequality and public opinion. He is the author of Welfare for the Wealthy: Parties, Social Spending, and Inequality in the United States. Hosted by the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service. View on livestream at https://www.youtube.com/c/FoleyInstitute/videos 

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