Symposium Celebrating Prof. Charles Hirschman

Cherry blossoms on the UW Quad. Photo by Katherine B. Turner/ UW

Please join us this Friday, for Looking Back to Find the Future:
Reflections from Social Science for a Changing World, a symposium to honor the career of Charles Hirschman. Prof. Hirschman was on the faculty at the University of Washington from 1987 to his retirement in 2017, serving as Director of CSDE from 1987 – 1995, and Sociology Department Chair from 1995-98.  The symposium will focus on the issues and questions that have animated Prof. Hirschman’s distinguished career. Sessions will address the following topics:

  • American Social Science in the Asian Century: What Role for Area Studies?
  • Understanding and Responding to Rising Inequality
  • Human Science: In a Hole and How to Climb Out
  • Prospects for Compassionate Futures: Insights from Immigration & Area Studies

Symposium and Celebration details:

Friday, November 16, 2018
Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall
Symposium 12:30-5:30pm
Celebration 5:30-9:30pm

Please join us for provocations and reflections with

  • Deans Robert Stacey and Sandra Archibald
  • Distinguished Visitors Patrick Heuveline, Maria-Giovanna Merli, Alejandro Portes, Kenneth Prewitt & Marta Tienda
  • UW Professors Dan Chirot, Sara Curran, Mark Long, Celia Lowe & Katherine Stovel

Celebration immediately following the symposium, with Emcees Professors Jerry Herting and Stew Tolnay.

Department of Sociology
Evans School of Public Policy & Governance
Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology
Southeast Asia Center
The Earl and Edna Stice Memorial Lectureship

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