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  • January 2019

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    Inequality and the American Dream Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

    Public discussions and policy debates often mention rising income inequality as one of the greatest challenges. This talk will consider how recent trends in economic inequality shape our local, state, and national communities today. We will discuss how inequalities in income and wealth shape the prospects for upward mobility for future generations. And we will examine whether improving education – long seen as the most forceful way to strengthen social and economic opportunity – can still reduce inequality and its consequences.

  • March 2019

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    NATO and Russia: Rising Geopolitical Instability and the Threat of Conflict Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

    Following Russia’s seizure of the Crimea region from Ukraine in early 2014, tensions have risen steadily between Moscow and the West, with economic sanctions, expulsions of diplomats and the closure of legations, and an unending barrage of mutual recriminations not seen since the darkest days of the Cold War. What do these unsettling developments portend for relations between the West (especially the US) and Russia?

  • April 2019

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    Children of Immigrants and the Future of the U.S. Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

    Underlying the recent debates over immigrants and immigration policy is the mostly unspoken belief that recent immigrants cannot or will not “melt” into U.S. society because of their Asian, Latin American, and Caribbean origins. This presentation will use the U.S. Census Data to trace patterns of social and economic integration among the U.S. born children of immigrants in the 21st century and find out whether they are succeeding and/or assimilating the way children of 20th century immigrants did. The success and assimilation of this “new second generation” will significantly influence the character and prosperity of our society going forward. In this way, we will spend the evening glimpsing our country’s future.