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William Julius Wilson Delivered Moynihan Lecture
William Julius Wilson, the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard and the winner of the 2013 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize (bestowed by the American Academy of Political and Social Science [AAPSS]), delivered the inaugural Daniel Patrick Moynihan lecture on May 9, 2013, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. A member of the Library of Congress’s Scholars Council, which advises the Librarian and the Kluge Center, Dr. Wilson began with Dr. Moynihan’s 1965 report formally known as “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action,” calling it “prophetic.” Later senator from New York, Moynihan, a sociologist himself who had been in the Kennedy Administration, at the time was Assistant Secretary of Labor in the Johnson Administration. Wilson’s lecture, titled “Echoing Moynihan’s Call for National Action: The Critical Disconnect between the Poor and Gainful Employment,” expanded on Moynihan’s concerns and insights and updated them to include Hispanics and to include an evaluation of the current situation, which he sees of having gotten worse in the nearly 50 years since Moynihan’s report was written. Read more about Wilson's lecture
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Fall 2012 Newsletter
May 22, 2013
Book talk: Tobie Meyer-Fong."What Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th Century China," at 12:00 Noon.
May 28, 2013
Lecture: Daniel Schwartz, Kluge Fellow.
“What's in a Name? The Ghetto Comes to America.” at 12:00 Noon.