Center on Race and Social Problems

CRSP Spring 2019 Lecture Series

The CRSP Speaker Series talks provide an opportunity for faculty, students, and community members to engage in race-related discussions of mutual interest.
Where many other similar institutions might have shied away from the highly-charged topics with which we engage, Reed Smith LLP and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC have sponsored the speaker series since September 2004, making possible over 100 lectures on race and social problems. We thank these firms for recognizing the importance of race in our society, the necessity of developing real-world solutions to our country's defining social problem and the value of sharing knowledge and engaging in dialogue on the issues before us.
Lunch is provided.  We invite you to please bring a non-perishable item for the food pantry. 
All lectures are from 12 noon to 1:30 pm in the School of Social Work Conference Center: Room 2017 of the Cathedral of Learning; 4200 Fifth Avenue in Pittsburgh. 

Wednesday January 30
"Thoughts - on race, on ethnicity, on everything - from the Other Side of the Editor's Desk"
David M. Shribman, Executive Editor EmeritusPittsburgh Post Gazette


Tuesday Feburary 26
“America’s History of Child Separations and Families Divided”
James Herbert Williams, Arizona Centennial Professor and Director, Arizona State University, School of Social Work




Tuesday March 5
“Public Records and Racial Disparities in Jury Selection”
Ronald F. Wright, Needham Y. Gulley Professor of Criminal Law, Wake Forest University
Tuesday April 16
“The Masquerade of Racial Group Differences in Health”
James S. Jackson, Daniel Katz Distinguished University Professor of Psychology & Research Professor, University of Michigan
Please contact Center Administrative Assistant with any questions.

20th Floor Conference Center
2017 Cathedral of Learning
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA