Colloquia - Spring 2009


IPR/C2S Colloquia

Date: April 2, 2009
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Wieboldt Hall 421, 359 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago Campus

Title: IPR/C2S Colloquium
Description: “From Populations to Individuals and Back Again: The Role of Context and Populations in Health Research” by Ana Diez-Roux, Director, Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities; Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

(Co-sponsored with the Diversity Committee of the Program in Public Health at the Feinberg School of Medicine)


Date: April 6, 2009
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: IPR Colloquium
Description: “Is Race Biological? What the Question Means and Who Should Answer It” by Dorothy Roberts, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law and IPR Faculty Fellow


Date: April 13, 2009
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: IPR Colloquium
Description: “Social Networks and the Dynamics of Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Refugees” by Lori Beaman, Assistant Professor of Economics and IPR Faculty Fellow


Date: April 16-17, 2009

Title: IPR's 40th Anniversary Conference
Description: “Dynamics of Inequality in America from 1968 to Today”


Date: April 20, 2009
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: IPR Colloquium
Description: “‘Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise’? The Link Between Conditions in Childhood and Physical, Economic, and Cognitive Outcomes After Age 65 in the United States, 1895–2005” by Joseph Ferrie, Professor of Economics and IPR Faculty Associate


Date: April 27, 2009
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: IPR Colloquium
Description: “The Representation of Social Life and Residential Environment in Working Class Neighborhoods: The Case of Four Municipalities in Paris’ Suburbs” by Marco Oberti, Professor of Sociology, Sciences Po, Paris


Date: May 4, 2009
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Annenberg 345

Title: IPR/C2S Colloquium
Description: “Childhood Experiences and the Emergence of Health Trajectories” by Andrea Danese, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London


Date: May 11, 2009
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: IPR
Description: “Killing Two Birds with One Stone? The 2008 Presidential Media Campaign” by Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Assistant Professor of Political Science and IPR Faculty Fellow


Date: May 18, 2009
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: IPR Colloquium
Description: “Making Plans: Improving College Access from Urban High Schools” by James Rosenbaum, Professor of Education and Social Policy and IPR Faculty Fellow


Date: June 1, 2009
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: IPR Colloquium
Description: “Emotions, Culture, and Health” by Ryan Brown, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and IPR Faculty Fellow

IPR Seminars on Performance Measurement

Supported by the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth.

Date: April 22, 2009
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: IPR Seminar on Performance Measurement
Description: “The Competitive Effects of School Vouchers” by David Figlio, Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy and IPR Faculty Fellow


Date: May 6, 2009
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: IPR Seminar on Performance Measurement
Description: “Using Value-Added Models of Student Achievement to Measure Teacher Effectiveness: A Review of Some Technical Issues Related to Teacher Merit Pay” by Julian Betts, Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, University of California, San Diego


Date: May 20, 2009
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: IPR Seminar on Performance Measurement
Description: “The Design and Evaluation of State School-Funding Reform” by Andrew Reschovsky, Professor of Publc Affairs and Applied Economics, La Follette School of Public Affairs; and Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin–Madison

IPR Conferences and Workshops

Date: April 16-17, 2009
Location: Evanston Campus

Title: IPR Conference
Description: IPR's 40th Anniversary Conference:

“Dynamics of Inequality in America from 1968 to Today”

Inequality has been a major theme of interdisciplinary faculty research at the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) since it was founded in the 1968–69 academic year. IPR’s 40th anniversary offers a unique moment to take stock of what we know about inequality, to look at how IPR research has contributed to that knowledge base, and to chart a course for where we need to go next in terms of research and policy. Sessions will expand on six major IPR research themes: race and inequality; the city and inequality; education and inequality; health and social inequality; politics, public opinion, and inequality; and gender and inequality.


Date: May 8, 2009
Location: Jacobs Center, Room G40, 2001 Sheridan Road, Evanston Campus

Title: IPR Workshop
Description: Chicago Area Political and Social Behavior (CAB) Workshop

The third annual CAB workshop, organized by IPR political scientist James Druckman, will bring together social scientists from around the Midwest who share an interest in political and social behavior. This full-day workshop is open to academics and graduate students.


Date: June 8-10, 2009
Location: Evanston Campus

Title: C2S Workshop
Description: Summer Biomarker Institute

This annual Cells to Society (C2S) workshop—organized by IPR/C2S Faculty Fellows Emma Adam, Christopher Kuzawa, and Thomas McDade—provides a hands-on introduction to state-of-the-art methods for integrating biomarkers into population-based, social science research.