McLaughlin Hakim Lecture to Address Affirmative Opportunity in Obama Era
October 27, 2011
William Julius Wilson, the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University, will address "Affirmative Opportunity in the Barack Obama Era" during the Catherine McLaughlin Hakim Lecture Series on Tuesday, November 15th. The lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall.
A former MacArthur Prize Fellow and president of the American Sociological Association, Wilson was awarded the National Medal of Science, the highest scientific honor in the U.S., in 1998, and was named one of America's 25 most influential people by Time magazine in 1996. Wilson has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Education and the Institute of Medicine. He is the author of a number of notable and award-winning publications, including The Declining Significance of Race, The Truly Disadvantaged, and When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor. His latest book is More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City.
The Catherine McLaughlin Hakim Lecture Series is an annual lecture series established by Dr. Raymond Hakim in honor of his late wife, Catherine McLaughlin Hakim '70. A sociology major at Emmanuel, Catherine studied under longtime sociology professor Sister Marie Augusta Neal, SND, who left an indelible mark on her student experience. The lecture series commemorates Catherine's life, her fondness for Emmanuel, and the relationships she formed at the College and continued to maintain throughout her life. The Catherine McLaughlin Hakim Lecture Series is sponsored by the Department of Sociology. Lectures focus on issues of sociology, social justice and public policy on the local, national and international levels.