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Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion


Examines group relations, inequalities, and cultural frames within and between European societies as well as the social construction of a broader European community. This seminar regularly sponsors research presentations by European and American social scientists working on questions of social integration and cohesion, social hierarchies, and conflicts. Recent seminar topics included immigrant integration policies, the French banlieues, convergence in social welfare policies, social resilience, and racialization in Europe.


On March 6, 2015, the Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion co-sponsored an event with Thomas Piketty, author of "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" which stirred international debate on concentration of wealth and inequality. For more about this event, view the video.


Series Events Calendar

CANCELLED - The Contexts of Reception that Make Asylum Seekers Feel Welcome in Germany Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion — CANCELLED - The Contexts of Reception that Make Asylum Seekers Feel Welcome in Germany
March 31, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Rahsaan Maxwell – Associate Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Chair Natasha Warikoo – Professor of Sociology, Tufts University; CES Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
CANCELLED - Wealth and Social Inequality. Some Preliminary Thoughts on a Research Program Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion — CANCELLED - Wealth and Social Inequality. Some Preliminary Thoughts on a Research Program
April 29, 2020
2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Jens Beckert – Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies; Theodor Heuss Visiting Professor, the New School for Social Research
  • Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies & CES Resident Faculty, Harvard University
  • Chair Kathrin Zippel – Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University; CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
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