Falling Walls Labs take place globally throughout the year. The winner of each international Falling Walls Lab qualifies for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, which is held every year on 8 November and is closely connected to the annual and internationally renowned Falling Walls Conference, taking place on 9 November. At the Conference 20 word-class scientists from across the globe present their current breakthrough research answering the question: “Which are the next walls to fall?” Application Deadline closes by August 15th. The Falling Walls Lab is a project of the Falling Walls Foundation and supported by the Bayer Foundations and Sartorius. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Dr.. Ruggero Vigliaturo ( email@example.com ), Joan Buccilli ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or the Falling Walls Foundation ( email@example.com).
George C. Galster Clarence Hillbery Professor of Urban Affairs and Distinguished Professor Emeritus - Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Wayne State University
Location: Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut Street
Please join Penn IUR for a book talk by George C. Galster, Clarence Hillbery Professor of Urban Affairs and Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Wayne State University, who will discuss his new book, Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves. A prolific author on the topics of metropolitan housing markets, racial discrimination and segregation, neighborhood dynamics, residential reinvestment, community lending and insurance patterns, and urban poverty, Galster uses this latest work to redefine the relationship between places and people, promoting specific policies that reduce inequalities in housing markets and beyond. Drawing on economics, sociology, geography, and psychology, this volume explores what neighborhoods are, how they come to be, and how to make them productive and fair for their residents. Galster will be introduced by Susan Wachter, Co-Director, Penn IUR and Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate, Professor of Finance, The Wharton School. Vincent Reina, Assistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, Weitzman School of Design, will lead a discussion to close the event.
Co-sponsored by Perry World House, University Research Fund, SAS Dean’s Office, Population Studies Center, Department of Russian and East European Studies, World Bank Europe Central Asia Chief Economist’s Office, and Foreign Policy Research Institute
This workshop is dedicated to bringing together scholars to explore why understandings of the social impacts of post-socialist transition diverge so sharply from one another and to launch an interdisciplinary dialogue that may result in a new consensus to inform policy for the future.
On May 14 and 15, 2020, The University of Utah’s Asia Center and Department of Sociology will sponsor a mini-conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, for social scientists researching migration and immigrant incorporation in Asia and overseas Asian populations. Through this conference we seek to advance knowledge in the field by bringing together communities of scholars, such as Demographers, Sociologist members of ASA’s Asia and Asian America Section and the Section on International Migration, as well as international scholars in the Asian Population Association and other professional communities.