4th World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality

full name / name of organization: 
Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice
contact email: 
rwilkins@umn.edu

Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice
University of Minnesota
CONFERENCE ANNOUCEMENT AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
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 of interest for this year’s conference 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

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 abstracts should be submitted by May 1, 2012. Notification of selection will be send by May 15, 2012. If abstract is chosen, then the deadline for draft of paper is August 30, 2012. Authors need to list full name(s), title, affiliation, telephone, complete address and email. Submittal should be sent electronically to rwilkins@umn.edu with the subject line: Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality.

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