Summer 2018 Events

Tuesday, May 29th
Howard Theatre's Crucial Role in the Community Before & After the 1968 Riots
Featuring: MPC Director Derek Hyra
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: WTD Meeting Room, Shaw Neighborhood Library

Saturday, June 9th
ACM 50th Anniversary Program: Author Talk with Dr. Derek Hyra - "Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City"
Time: 1-3 p.m. 
Location: Program Room, Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum

Fall 2018 Events

Our Urban Speaker Series will take place every Wednesday from 2:30pm - 4:00pm during the Fall 2018 semester, beginning on September 12th and wrapping up on November 14th.  

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Past Events

September 26th
Willow Lung-Amam, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
Book Panel for Trespassers? Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia
Location and Time: Woodrow Wilson Center, 5th Floor, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

October 10th
Derek Hyra, Associate Professor, American University
Location and Time: DC's Juanita E. Thornton Library, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

October 26th
Steve Moore, Executive Director, DC's Southwest BID
Location and Time: AU's Kerwin Hall, Room 103, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

November 1st
Gregory Squires, Professor, George Washington University
Inequality, Occupy, and the Ongoing Financial Crisis
Location and Time: AU's Kogod School of Business, Room T62, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

November 9th
Chris Myers Asch, Researcher at Colby College
George Derek Musgrove, Assistant Professor at University of Maryland
Book Panel for Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital
Location and Time: AU's Mary Graydon Center, Butler Board Room, 9:30 am to 11:30 am

November 9th
Scott Kratz, Director, DC's 11th Street Bridge Park
Is it a Park or a Bridge?
Location and Time: AU's Kerwin Hall, Room 103, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

November 28th
Elijah Anderson, Professor, Yale University
The Cosmopolitan Canopy in the Age of Trump
Location and Time: Kerwin Hall, Room 301 from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

March 7th
Jonathan Holloway, Provost, Northwestern University
Race, History, and Higher Education: When Blackness Comes to Campus
Location and Time: AU's School of International Service, Founders Room, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

April 4th
Amanda Huron, Assistant Professor, University of the District of Columbia
Book Launch for Carving Out the Commons: Tenant Organizing & Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C.
Location and Time: AU's Museum, Katzen Arts Center, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

April 10th
Rafael Cestero, CEO, COmmunity Preservation Corporation
& Derek Hyra, MPC Director
Ali Solis, CEO, Make Room USA
Affordable Housing Symposium
Location and Time: American University McDowell Formal Lounge, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

April 12th
Clarence Stone, Professor, George Washington University
Philip Thompson, Professor, MIT Urban Planning
Philip Caroom, Judge, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court
Jesse Van Tol, CEO, NCRC
Gregory Squires, Professor, George Washington University
Hilary Silver, Professor, George Washington University
Bottom-up Politics
Location and Times: Woodrow Wilson Center, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

September 13th
Michael Musheno, Professor of Law, University of Oregon
Youth Conflict: Trust and Control in a High-Poverty School
Location and Time: SIS Conference Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

October 3rd
Michael Bader, Assistant Professor, American University
Lynn Addington, Professor, American University
DC Area Survey Report
Location and Time: SIS Founder's Room, 10:00am - 12:00pm

October 11th
Brian Williams, Associate Professor, University of Georgia
Police-Community Dialogues Around Use of Force Policy and Practices: Opportunities Lost and Opportunity Costs
Location and Time: SIS Conference Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

October 19th
Adrianne Todman, Executive Director, DC Housing Authority
Public Engagement Series
Location and Time: Ward Circle Room 305, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

November 3rd
Michael Leo Owens, Associate Professor, Emory University
Urban Speaker Series
Location and Time: SIS Room 300, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

November 15th
James Wright II, Doctoral Student, American University
Urban Speaker Series
Location and Time: SIS Room 300, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

November 30th
Rashad Young, City Manager, District of Columbia
Public Engagement Series
Location and Time: Ward Circle Room 107, 11:20am - 12:20pm

January 24th
Andrea Headley, Doctoral Student, Florida International University
Police-Community Relations, Organizational Practices, and Body Cameras
Location and Time: SIS Conference ROom 300, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

February 7th
Charles Menifield, Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia
What Do the Data Show? Law Enforcement Killings in the U.S. in 2014
Location and Time: SIS Conference Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

February 28th
Willow Lung-Amam, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
Somos Langley Park: Equitable Development along Maryland's Purple Line
Location and Time: MGC Conference Room 200, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

March 29th
Mindy Fullilove, Professor, Columbia University
Annual Spring Lecture: Promoting a Culture of Health in American Cities
Location and Time: SPA Ward 1, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

April 18th
Dwayne Baker, Doctoral Candidate, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Building Inclusive Neighborhoods: Assessing Socio-Spatial Implications of Transit-Oriented Development
Location and Time: SIS Conference Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

April 26th
Carolyn Gallaher, Professor, American University
& Garrett Peck, author, historian, & tour guide in Washington, D.C.
Migration & the City: Politics, Poetry, Music in Washington, D.C.
Location & Time: Hughes Formal Lounge, 9:00am - 3:00pm

September 8th
John Carruthers, Program Director, Sustainable Urban Planning Program, George Washington University
"Quality of Life in Korea: Evidence from the Seoul Housing Market"
Location and Time: SIS Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

September 15th
Scott Allard, Professor, University of Washington
"Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty and the American Safety Net"
Location and Time: SIS Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

October 6th
Lance Freeman, Professor, Columbia University
"White Entry into Black Neighborhoods: Advent of an Integrationist Era or Gentrification?"
Location and TIme: SIS Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

October 20th
Constance Lindsay, Professorial Lecturer, American University
"Explaining the Contexts that Black and White Middle Class Families Face: Implications for Adolescent Achievement"
Location and Time: SIS Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

November 3rd
George C. Galster, Distinguished Professor, Wayne State University
"Driving Detroit: The Quest for Respect in the Motor City"
Location and Time: SIS Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

November 17th
Liza Weinstein, Associate Professor, Northeastern University
"Residential Insecurity and the Right to Stay Put in Urban India"
Location and Time: SIS Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

January 14th
2016 Greater Washington Economic Conference
Location and Time: Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 7:15am to 11:30am

February 11th
Stefanie DeLuca, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University
12:00pm to 1:15pm

March 17th
Robert McCartney, Washington Post Senior Regional Correspondent
Location and Time: Ward Building Room 304, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

March 29th
Sheldon Danziger, President, Russell Sage Foundation, & Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, University of Michigan

April 14th
Christopher Ballard, Founder, McWilliams|Ballard Real Estate
Location and Time: Ward Building Room 304, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

January 27th
Taryn Morrissey, Assistant Professor, American University

February 10th
Sonya Grier, Associate Professor, American University

February 24th
Brian J. McCabe, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University

March 24th
Bradley Hardy, Assistant Professor, American University

April 7th
David Pike, Professor, American University

April 14th
Nathan Connolly, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

April 21st
Willow Lung-Amam, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park

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