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The Roots of Racial Tensions: urban ethnic neighbourhoods

LSE Public Lecture

Date: Tuesday 24 June 2003
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
: William Julius Wilson
Chair: Professor Anne Power

Racial tensions in the US often emanate from conflicts at the neighbourhood level. This lecture describes and analyses variations in inter-group hostilities and discusses the implications for the future of race and ethnic relations in the US and for public policy designed to address racial conflict.

William Julius Wilson is Lewis P and Linda L Geyser University Professor and director of the Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Programme at the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is a past president of the American Sociological Association and is a MacArthur Prize Fellow.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. For further information please email events@lse.ac.uk or phone 020 7955 6043.

Transcript of lecture (PDF)