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Massey to discuss racial segregation, urban poverty, Sept. 25

Massey, who joined the Woodrow Wilson School faculty this summer, will present a lecture, "Racial Segregation and Urban Poverty in the Year 2000," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Massey, a professor of sociology and public affairs, earned his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1978. He previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania and at the University of Chicago.

He co-wrote the award-winning "American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass" (Harvard University Press, 1993), which culminated 15 years of research on the topic of residential segregation. His research has been the subject of testimony before the U.S. Congress on three occasions. Massey's latest book, "Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Immigration Policy and Global Economic Integration" (Russell Sage Foundation, 2002), offers a critical analysis of U.S. immigration policy toward Mexico during a period of widespread economic integration under NAFTA.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs , Isles and the Policy Research Institute for the Region .

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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