Center on Race and Social Problems

Summer Institutes

Each year the Center on Race and Social Problems hosts continuing education Summer Institutes on topics related to race and social problems. These continuing education seminars provide a forum for academic, community, and practice members to network and learn.

Since 2006, we have hosted 27 institutes.

2017 Summer Institutes

Race and Child Welfare - June 7 and 8


1.5 Day Continuing Education (10.5 CE Units) Summer Institute

National & Local Perspectives on Immigrants, Human Trafficking and Social Services

Immigration, Refugees & Human Service System

Human Trafficking

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Police and Community - June 28

We are hosting the second annual Chief's Institute with the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety and Bureau of Police.  A follow-up to last year's Chief's Institute on Procedural Justice for the Police and Community, this year's topic is Tactical Perceptions for the Community: Recognizing Bias.  This Institute will explore the concept of implicit bias, its effects on interactions between law enforcement and the public, and strategies for mitigating it. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
8:00am - 5:00 pm in 2017 Cathedral of Learning.


Segregation - July 19 and 20

2 Day Continuing Education (12 CE Units) Summer Institute

National and Local Perspectives on Residential Segregation Issues, including housing, health, the law, and education

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Past Institutes

2016: Race and Child Welfare, Procedural Justice, Race in Higher Education

2015: Racial Justice in School Discipline

2014: Are Academics Good Enough?

2013: A Call to Conscience: Effective Policies and Practices in Educating African American Males

2012: Racial Health Disparities

2011Gun violence; Employment; 

2010: We thank The Pittsburgh Foundation for their generous support of the Center's summer institutes in 2008 and 2009.  The summer of 2010 saw a break in our presentation of the institutes—see information on our June 2010 conference “Race in America: Restructuring Inequality

2009African American parental involvement in education; child welfare; food insecurity; racial diversity in corporate America.

2008: Race and prisoner reintegration; African American children's mental health; race and youth violence; race and kinship care.

2007: Ethnic disproportionality in school discipline; race and mental health; educating and employing law students and attorneys of color.

2006: Race and child welfare; race, crime and communities.