Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Sigal Alon, Tel Aviv University

April 6, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

“Race, Class and Affirmative Action”

View Podcast Here

Abstract: This book-length manuscript (forthcoming by the Russell Sage Foundation in the Fall 2015) evaluates the ability of class-based affirmative action to promote the social and economic mobility of disadvantaged populations and boost diversity at selective postsecondary institutions, as compared with race-based policy. The book draws from within- and between-country comparisons of several prototypes of affirmative action policy. She uses the United States as a case study of race-based preferences, and Israel as a case study of class-based preferences. For each country she compares the model that has actually been implemented to a simulated scenario of the alternative policy type. The overarching goal of this book is to develop new, and more global insights about the potential of race-neutral public policy to promote equality in higher education.

If you are interested in meeting with or joining the speaker for lunch, please send email to Seminars AT ccpr.ucla.edu

10:00 am – 10:30 am: Prof. Siwei Cheng

10:30 am – 11:00 am: Prof. Megan Sweeney

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Seminar

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Proseminar Lunch: Sara Johnsen, Lena Reiss, Mienah Sharif, Chad Stecher

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Prof. Judith Seltzer

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Prof. Rob Mare

Details

Date:
April 6, 2016
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
Event Category:

Venue

CCPR Seminar Room
4240 Public Affairs Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

Organizer

CCPR Seminars
Email:
seminars@ccpr.ucla.edu

Details

Date:
April 6, 2016
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
Event Category:

Venue

CCPR Seminar Room
4240 Public Affairs Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

Organizer

CCPR Seminars
Email:
seminars@ccpr.ucla.edu
© Copyright 2019 - UCLA Social Sciences Computing