UCSD Alumni


Socially Speaking: Addressing Inequality


Date: 3/30/2016
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Primary Contact
Jenelle Dean

UCSD Faculty Club, Atkinson Pavilion
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
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Event Details

The American dream is about upward mobility. The 2008-09 economic crisis and sluggish recovery put a dent in this dream for millions of Americans. But even before the crisis, incomes had been stagnating.

Join us for our spring "Socially Speaking" event, where a panel of faculty experts will discuss the real costs and benefits of the solutions many have offered, and provide insight on which Americans should prioritize as they work to keep the mobility dream alive.


Scott Lewis, CEO/Editor in Chief, Voice of San Diego


Lane Kenworthy is a Professor of Sociology and Yankelovich Chair in Social Thought; and the Director of the Yankelovich Center. He studies the causes and consequences of living standards, poverty, inequality, mobility, employment, economic growth, social policy, taxes, public opinion, and politics in the United States and other affluent countries.

Thad Kousser is a Professor of Political Science at UC San Diego. He has authored, co-authored, or edited several books and journal articles on American politics and government. He is a recipient of the UCSD Academic Senate's Distinguished Teaching Award and the Faculty Mentor of the Year Award.

Amanda Datnow is Professor of Education Studies and Associate Dean in the Division of Social Sciences at UCSD. She was chair of the Department of Education Studies at UCSD from 2008-2013. Her research focuses on educational reform, particularly with regard to issues of equity. Her goals are to both improve policy and practice in education and advance theory about educational change. Datnow serves on boards of several organizations that relate to her goals of improving equity and opportunity in public education.

Additional Information

Reception: 5 pm
Lecture & Discussion: 5:30 - 7 pm


$25 for Alumni (please log in to your account to register)
$30 for Guests
Ticket includes parking, wine and appetizer reception, and lecture.