Author and racial inequality and social policy scholar Glenn Loury will give a free, public talk on Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall as part of “The ’60s at 50: Reflections on America a Half-Century Later,” a symposium dedicated to a reconsideration of the political, social and cultural legacy of the American 1960s.
The Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Brown University, Loury’s book, The Anatomy of Racial Inequality (Harvard University Press, 2002), explores the origins, consequences, and implications of the racial stigmatization between blacks and whites in America. His books also include One by One, From the Inside Out: Essays and Reviews on Race and Responsibility in America (The Free Press, 1995 – winner of the American Book Award and the Christianity Today Book Award); Ethnicity, Social Mobility and Public Policy: Comparing the US and the UK (ed., Cambridge University Press, 2005); and Race, Incarceration and American Values (M.I.T. Press, 2008).
As an academic economist, he has published mainly in the areas of applied microeconomic theory, game theory, industrial organization, natural resource economics, and the economics of race and inequality. As a prominent social critic and public intellectual, writing mainly on the themes of racial inequality and social policy, he has published over 200 essays and reviews in journals of public affairs in the U.S. and abroad. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, is a contributing editor at The Boston Review, and was for many years a contributing editor at The New Republic.
“The ’60s at 50: Reflections on America a Half-Century Later” series is organized by the Bucknell Project for American Leadership and Citizenship.