Conference Announcement and Call For Abstracts
October 11-13, 2012 at the University of Minnesota
Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice, University of Minnesota Fourth World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality
The Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, USA, will host its Fourth World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality, October 11-13, 2012 at the University of Minnesota. Previous World Conferences on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality were held in South Australia, Durban, South Africa and Minneapolis.
TOPICS: Topics of interest include:
- The effectiveness of alternative approaches to remedying intra-group vs. intergroup inequality
- The role of entrepreneurship and self-employment in reducing racial and ethnic disparities in wealth
- The impacts of race-neutral strategies for eliminating disparities in public procurement and contracting, higher education, and public employment
- The evidence on the effects of school desegregation
- The evidence on the effects of housing desegregation
- The impacts of investments in early childhood education on long-term racial and ethnic disparities
- The comparative effectiveness of quotas and affirmative action in India, Brazil, South Africa and elsewhere
- The impacts of minority preferences in college admissions, employment and exemptions from one-child rules in China
- Community empowerment and transformation strategies as alternatives to conventional civil rights strategies
- Human Rights approaches to remedying racial and ethnic economic inequalities
PAPER DETAILS: Papers will be considered in two categories:
a) Concurrent sessions (October 13, 2012)
b) Poster sessions (October 11-13). A limited amount of travel funding will be available to support posters by advanced graduate students and/or papers by junior faculty.
SUBMITTAL GUIDELINE AND DUE DATES: To present a paper at the World Conference an abstract should be submitted by May 15, 2012. Notification of selection will be send by May 30, 2012. The length of the abstract is limited to 350 words and should be a Word file. If abstract is chosen, then the deadline for draft of paper is August 30, 2012. Authors need to list full name(s), telephone, complete address and email. Submittal should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality.