Events and Conferences

Institute of Human Development and Social Change

"Culture, Investments, and Human Development"

Friday, October 5, 2007
9am - 3pm

New York University
914 Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

***Registration is now closed. Thank you for you interest.***

This conference will formally launch the new interdisciplinary research institute, the Institute of Human Development and Social Change at New York University. How do patterns of human development unfold in the context of rapidly changing social forces? The Institute of Human Development and Social Change at New York University addresses these urgent societal questions. The Institute aims to break new intellectual ground through its support for rigorous, interdisciplinary research and training across social, behavioral, health and policy sciences. In the spirit of the common enterprise university, the Institute brings together faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students from professional schools and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in new forms of knowledge creation (research) and knowledge transmission (education).

Featured at the conference will be three world-renowned scholars (one economist, one sociologist, one psychologist), each paired with two in-house discussants from NYU departments, across Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Wagner School of Public Service, and Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Guest Speakers & Presenters

XinYin Chen

Professor of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario. Awarded the Outstanding Overseas Scholars Award by the Ministry of Education, China.

Andrew J. Cherlin

Griswold Professor of Public Policy and Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. Awarded the Distinguished Career Award, Family Section, by the American Sociological Association in 2003.

James J. Heckman

2000 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics. The Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, Director of the Economics Research Center and Director of the Center for Social Program Evaluation, at the University of Chicago.

Conference Rates

Conference is free of charge for all participants.

Conference Location

New York University
914 Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

To Attend

***Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest.***

Contact

ihdsc@nyu.edu