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Loury to discuss economics and racial inequality, Nov. 6-7

Economist Glenn Loury will deliver two lectures on economics and racial inequality on Nov. 6-7 in Wood Auditorium, McCosh 10. The lectures will take place at 4:30 p.m. Thursday and at 10 a.m. Friday.

Loury is a distinguished economic theorist and a prominent social critic and public intellectual. He teaches at Boston University, where he serves as University Professor, professor of economics and director of the Institute on Race and Social Division. His essays on the issues of race, inequality and social policy have influenced the national dialogue. He won the 1996 American Book Award with "One by One From the Inside Out: Essays and Reviews on Race and Responsibility in America," which also received the 1996 Christianity Today Book Award.

In his Princeton lectures, Loury will expand on themes from his most recent book, "The Anatomy of Racial Inequality" (Harvard University Press, 2002). He will discuss "Relations Before Transactions: Toward a New Paradigm for Racial Discrimination Theory" and "What Price Diversity? On the Economics and the Ethics of Categorical Redistribution Schemes."

Three Princeton faculty members will comment following the lectures: Anthony Appiah , the Laurance Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values; Angus Deaton , the Dwight Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and professor of economics and international affairs; and Susan Fiske , professor of psychology.

The lectures form part of a year-long series of public events sponsored by the University Center for Human Values to focus on inequality at home and abroad. These events are organized by Stephen Macedo , the Laurance Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values and director of the University Center. Loury's lectures are cosponsored by the Program in Ethics and Public Affairs, the Program in Law and Public Affairs, the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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