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Recent Announcements

  • MPC Director, Derek Hyra along with MPC Advisory Board Member, Blair Ruble will both be participating in a discussion surrounding, Montréal in the Context of Trans-Atlantic Migration and Globalization: Historical, Political, and Cultural Reception, Perception, and Reality. A panel of interdisciplinary scholars from McGill University will offer a historical and contemporary examination of public policies, practices, and events that have shaped the social, political and cultural landscape of Montreal. The event will take place Thursday, April 20 from 9:30 - 11:00AM on the 5th Floor Conference Room of the Wilson Center.
  • MPC is proud to co-sponsor, "Migration and the City: Politics, Poetry, Music in Washington, DC", an all day symposium in the Hughes Formal Lounge at American University. The event will take place on April 26, from 9 am - 3 pm. Lunches will be provided to all participants who RSVP by April 19 to Sarai Johnson -
  • Join us for a conversation on April 27, from 6:30- 8:30 pm, with WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi and MPC Director, Derek Hyra. Hyra has spent six years studying the Shaw/U Street neighborhood and wrote about the changes in the community in his new book “Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City.” Kojo, who lived in the neighborhood for years, will discuss the area’s demographic transformation and the complications that have arisen as a result with Hyra at Busboys & Poets at 14th & V Street. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.
  • Join Derek Hyra and Dominic Moulden on May 5th at the DCIdeasFest as they talk about "Making the Just City" and building a culture of health in DC neighborhoods. Their presentation will go from 12-1:30 pm at the Carnegie Library of Washington. To read more about the DCIdeas Fest, click.
  • Join MPC's Faculty Fellow, Michael Bader, who was invited to be the keynote speaker at this year's District of Columbia Sociological Society's Annual Banquet. Professor Bader will speak on the MPC sponsored DC Area Survey. The DC Sociological Society's Annual Banquet will take place on Thursday, May 25 at Busboys & Poets on 14 & V Street. Please register and RSVP by May 5.