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Beth Truesdale, 2015-16 Graduate Fellow, and HKS Professsor Christopher Jencks receive Equitable Growth Grant

July 21, 2016

Christopher Jencks, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, and Beth Truesdale Ph.D. candidate in Sociology, Harvard University, and 2015-16 Graduate Fellow, were awarded one of 19 Equitable Growth grants in its 2016 round of grantmaking for projects analyzing whether and how structural changes in the U.S. economy affect economic growth and stability.


Letter from the Director

March 2, 2016

Since we began this academic year, our chosen theme, Diversity, Justice, and Democracy, has grown only more urgent. From the refugee crisis in Europe to our own presidential campaign; from debates over social equality, free speech, and “political correctness” on college campuses to parallel debates about security, terrorism, and “political correctness” in Southern California; from conflicts over LGBT rights in Africa to honor-killings of young women in places around the world, we are routinely asked to think through challenging ethical and political problems that have become ever more complex because of social diversity. Read more

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