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Recent Announcements

  • Tuesday, November 15that 4:00 PM in SIS, conference room 300, Ph.D. doctoral student, James Wright II will amplify this discussion at our next Urban Speaker Series leading with a presentation entitled, “Perceptions or Reality: Exploring the Impact of Body Worn Camera Technology on Citizens and Police Officers.”
  • Wednesday, November 30th at 11:20 AM community changers from both the AU and DC area will gather in Ward 107 to hear from DC City Administrator, Rashad Young.
  • MPC director, Derek Hyra, is set to release his new book, Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City, about gentrification in the nation's capital this coming year. Hyra's ethnographic case study highlights how new economic and political forces shape neighborhood transformation.
  • MPC is excited to announce the Spring 2017 Urban Speaker Series lineup. We are so pleased to bring you both seasoned and budding scholars who are conducting innovative urban research.
  • We are delighted to announce that Dr. Mindy Fullilove, MD, Professor of The New School, will deliver our next Annual Spring Lecture, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 4:00 PM in SIS Founder's Room. Dr. Fullilove's research has focused on the health problems caused by inequity. She has conducted research on AIDS and other epidemics in poor communities, with a special interest in the relationships among urban renewal, the collapse of communities, and declines in health. To learn more about her outstanding urban health research, you can visit her blog,