WHAT IS YOUR RACE? AND WHY THE STATE WANTS TO KNOW
A lecture presented by the Zolberg Center on Global Migration at The New School
Kenneth Prewitt, Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs and Director of The Scholarly Knowledge Project, Columbia University
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 4pm
Wolff Conference Room (Room 1103)
Albert and Vera List Center
6 East 16 Street, New York
Kenneth Prewitt is the Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs and Director of The Scholarly Knowledge Project, Columbia University. He was also on the faculty of the University of Chicago, and, for shorter stints, Stanford, Washington University, Makerere University (Uganda) and the New School for Social Research, where he was also Dean. Non-academic posts include Director of the Census Bureau, Director of NORC, President of the Social Science Research Council, and Senior Vice President of the Rockefeller Foundation. He is active in many professional associations, and currently serves as chair of the Advisory Board of the Division on Social & Behavioral Sciences of the National Academies of Science and chaired the panel that produced the report Using Science as Evidence in Public Policy. His most recent book is What is Your Race? The Flawed Effort of the Census to Classify Americans (Princeton, 2013).