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2011 Holden Lecturer – Henry Brady

“Class, Race, and Political Polarization in America”

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2010 Holden Lecturer – Dianne Pinderhughes

“Being President: Barack Hussein Obama and Black Politics after the Civil Rights Revolution”

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2009 Holden Lecturer – Glenn Loury

“Barack Obama and the Future of the Black Prophetic Tradition”

2009 Holden Lecturer, Glenn Loury

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2008 Holden Lecturer – Theda Skocpol

“What A Mighty Power We Can Be: African American Fraternal Groups and the Struggle for Racial Equality”

2008 Holden Lecturer, Dr. Theda Skocpol

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2007 Holden Lecturer – Ira Katznelson

“The Southern Cage: Reflections on the New Deal, the Jim Crow South, and the Origins of Our Times”

2007 Holden Lecturer, Dr. Ira Katznelson

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2009 Holden Lecturer – Glenn Loury

2009 Holden Lecturer, Glenn LouryGlenn Loury presented the third Holden Lecture, “Barack Obama and the Future of the Black Prophetic Tradition.” Professor Loury, the Merton P. Stolz Professor of the Social Sciences and Economics at Brown University, has contributed to knowledge in welfare economics, industrial organization and the economics of income distribution. Among his publications are Ethnicity, Social Mobility and Public Policy: Comparing the US and UK and The Anatomy of Racial Inequality. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Loury has been elected vice president of the American Economics Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Econometric Society.

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2009 Holden Lecture by Glenn Loury (Part II) from jsucus on Vimeo.

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