Date: September 16, 2015
Location: St. Louis, MO
September 16, 2015 – 4:30 p.m.
Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Washington University
Dr. Melvin L. Oliver, the dean of Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will deliver a major speech on “Income and Wealth Inequality” to mark the Fall 2015 re-launching of the Sociology Department at Washington University in St. Louis and to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Center for Social Development. A major theme of the new Sociology Department is inequality, and no person in the country is better able than Dr. Oliver to offer perspective and wisdom. He is an expert on racial and urban inequality and poverty, and he has more than 35 years of experience in both philanthropy and higher education. Prior to coming to UCSB, he was vice president of the Asset Building and Community Development Program at the Ford Foundation. Dr. Oliver is the co-author of “Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality,” which has received the Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award from the American Sociological Association, the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the Gustavus Myers Center’s award for outstanding book on the subject of human rights.