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All media are invited to cover these events. These events are free and open to the public; reservations are required.

(Newark, NJ) – The Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at Rutgers University in Newark advances analysis and research of complex issues facing urban areas. The center sponsors forums and other programs to encourage free and productive exchange of information and ideas among the community’s stakeholders – private citizens, advocates, leaders, community-based organizations, government entities, and scholars. Programs hosted by the center during February and March are detailed below.

 

“PRESSURE: RACE AND THE POLICING OF PUBLIC SPACE IN 1970s LONDON” (Thursday, February 19, 2009)

 

WHAT:An Urban Research Lecture Series program featuring Dr. Josh B. Guild
WHO:Dr. Josh B. Guild is assistant professor of the History Department at Princeton University and affiliated with the Princeton Center for African-American Studies. Guild specializes in 20th Century African-American history and has focused on urban communities and the making of the modern African diaspora. Pressure:  Race and the Policing of Public Space in 1970s London considers a series of conflicts between the Metropolitan Police and the black community in Notting Hill.  Set in the context of the rise of black power, in Britain and globally, the lecture describes how ostensibly local tensions over public space and public order in the metropolis had national ramifications.
WHEN:Thursday, February 19, 2009, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m
WHERE:Rutgers University in Newark, New JerseyJoseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies

47 Bleeker Street

 

“BLURRING THE BOUNDARIES: COGNITIVE LANDSCAPES AND YOUTH PERCEPTIONS OF INJUSTICE” (Wednesday, February 25, 2009)

 

WHAT:An Urban Research Lecture Series program featuring Dr. Carla Shedd
WHO:Dr. Carla Shedd is assistant professor of Sociology and African-American Studies at Columbia University. Her research and teaching interests focus on: crime and criminal justice; race and ethnicity; law and society; social inequality; and urban sociology. Blurring the Boundaries: Cognitive Landscapes and Youth Perceptions of Injustice will use survey and interview data to illustrate how ecologically structured norms —cognitive landscapes— shape Chicago public school students’ perceptions of social and criminal injustice.
WHEN:Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE:Rutgers University in Newark, New JerseyJoseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies

47 Bleeker Street

 

 

“ADMINISTRATION AND THE OTHER: EXPLORATIONS OF DIVERSITY AND MARGINALIZATION IN THE POLITICAL ADMINISTRATIVE STATE” (Wednesday, March 4, 2009)

 

WHAT:A “Meet-the-Author” program featuring Dr. Kyle Farmbry, author of Administration and the Other: Explorations of Diversity and Marginalization in the Political Administrative State
WHO:Dr. Kyle Farmbry is assistant professor of Public Affairs and Administration at the Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration in Newark. Administration and the Other: Explorations of Diversity and Marginalization in the Political Administrative State examines the impact of the social construction of groups of people and resultant policy on discourse in the United States, dating before its founding through the present. The book suggests that from pre-revolutionary interactions between early colonialists and Native Americans to recent immigration debates, discourse on “the other” has resulted in the development of policies that have led to further marginalization, community division, and harm to scores of innocents within the public sphere.
WHEN:Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE:Rutgers University in Newark, New JerseyJoseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies

47 Bleeker Street

 

 

CONTACT:For more information about any of these events, please contact Irene Welch at 973-353-1750, x3869, or irenew@rutgers.edu.
 Members of the media wishing to attend an event, please contact the Office of Communications at Rutgers University in Newark, 973-353-5262.

 

 

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