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Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion

Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication: A Two-Day International Workshop


November 17 - 18, 2016

Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion

Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication: A Two-Day International Workshop


November 17 - 18, 2016

November 17 - 18, 2016

This workshop will explore the ways in which social exclusion contributes to poverty, and how social inclusion in various spheres may reduce it. Particular attention will be paid to the policies that are currently in place to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals that aim to end poverty in all its forms (Goal 1) and empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all (Target 10.2).

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The two-day event will bring together international experts in both poverty analysis and those whose work focuses on group discrimination, stigma, and exclusionary relations. Participants will assess the contribution of social inclusion policies, from affirmative action, inclusionary housing, and group rights, to basic income and social protection floors. They will consider how to interrupt processes that isolate and discriminate against particular groups, and the extent to which ending exclusionary treatment or guaranteeing access of dishonored or stigmatized groups may prevent poverty.


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Sessions

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Welcome Remarks
9:00am - 9:15am
Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication: An International Workshop — Welcome Remarks
  • Michèle Lamont – Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies; Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University; Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
  • Hilary Silver – Professor of Sociology, Urban Studies and Public Policy, Brown University; Visiting Scholar, Kennedy School of Government
  • Alberto D. Cimadamore – Scientific Director, Comparative Research Programme on Poverty, University of Bergen and International Social Science Council
Session 1: Stigmatizing, Shaming and Isolating the Poor
9:15am - 11:30am
Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication: An International Workshop — Session 1: Stigmatizing, Shaming and Isolating the Poor
  • Robert Walker – Professor of Social Policy, Oxford University
  • William Alford – Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Chair, Harvard Law School Project on Disability
  • Nora Groce – Director, Leonard Cheshire Disability & Inclusive Development Centre, University College London
  • Kathryn Sikkink – Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Kim Samuel – Professor of Practice, Institute for Studies in International Development, McGill University
  • Sue J. Goldie – Roger Irving Lee Professor of Public Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Global Health Education and Learning Incubator, Harvard University ; Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Chair Christopher Jencks – Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy, Harvard University
Session 2: Caste, Indigenous and Racial Exclusion, Affirmative Action and Poverty: India
11:45am - 1:00pm
Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication: An International Workshop — Session 2: Caste, Indigenous and Racial Exclusion, Affirmative Action and Poverty: India
  • Sukhadeo Thorat – Chairman, Indian Council of Social Science Research; Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Lant Pritchett – Professor of the Practice of International Development, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Surinder S. Jodhka – Professor, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
  • Rohini Pande – Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Chair Krishna Pendakur – William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies, Harvard University
Session 3:  Inclusion Policies and Anti-Poverty Programs in the European Union
2:00pm - 4:15pm
Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication: An International Workshop — Session 3: Inclusion Policies and Anti-Poverty Programs in the European Union
  • Nonna Mayer – Emeritus Director of Research, CNRS, Center for European Studies, Sciences Po
  • Michèle Lamont – Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies; Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University; Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
  • Maria Petmesidou – Professor of Social Policy, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Hilary Silver – Professor of Sociology, Urban Studies and Public Policy, Brown University; Visiting Scholar, Kennedy School of Government
  • Axel Cronert – Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Government, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800, CES, Harvard University; Co-Director, Program on Successful Societies, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR); Senior Advisor, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
  • Chair Daniel Ziblatt – Professor of Government, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Faculty Associate, Institute of Quantitative Social Science
Active Development: Using Social Theory to Improve Policy Practice for Poverty Reduction and Social Empowerment
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Keynote Address — Active Development: Using Social Theory to Improve Policy Practice for Poverty Reduction and Social Empowerment
  • Vijayendra Rao – Lead Economist, Development Research Group, The World Bank
  • Michael Walton – Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Introduction by Michèle Lamont – Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies; Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University; Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

Friday, November 18, 2016

Session 4: Inclusionary Policies in Developing Countries
9:00am - 10:30am
Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication: An International Workshop — Session 4: Inclusionary Policies in Developing Countries
  • Lázaro I. Rodríguez – United Nations Consultant; Transformatorio Cultural para el Desarrollo
  • Ajantha Subramanian – Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies, Harvard University
  • Babatunde Omilola – Head of Development Planning and Inclusive Growth, United Nations Development Program, New York
  • Alberto D. Cimadamore – Scientific Director, Comparative Research Programme on Poverty, University of Bergen and International Social Science Council
  • Chair Brian Palmer-Rubin – Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Session 5: Rights as Inclusion Mechanism
10:45am - 12:30pm
Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication: An International Workshop — Session 5: Rights as Inclusion Mechanism
  • John C. Mubangizi – Professor of Law, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Lucie E. White – Louis A. Horvitz Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Shreya Atrey – Max Weber Fellow 2016-2017, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • Frank Dobbin – Professor of Sociology, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Maria Petmesidou – Professor of Social Policy, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Chair Jacqueline Bhabha – Director of Research & Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, FXB Center of for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School; Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

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