Upcoming Fall 2018 Events

Join our Urban Speaker Series during the Fall 2018 semester in Kerwin Hall, Room 301 on every other Wednesday from 2:30pm - 4:00pm:

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Aaron Williams, The Washington Post
Using Data and Code to Report on Demographics in America

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Sangeetha Madhavan, University of Maryland
Urban Hotspots of Vulnerability and Resilience: Food Insecurity and Kinship in a Nairobi Slum

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Solomon Greene, Urban Institute
Inclusive Recovery in US Cities

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
MPC Study Break & Holiday Gathering

All MPC Fall Events

Past Events

May 29, 2018
Derek Hyra, MPC Director, American University
Howard Theatre's Crucial Role in the Community Before & After the 1968 Riots
Location and Time: WTD Meeting Room, Shaw Neighborhood Library, 7:00pm

June 9, 2018
ACM 50th Anniversary Program: Author Talk with Dr. Derek Hyra - "Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City"
Location and Time: Program Room, Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

September 18, 2018
Ernesto Casteneda, American University
A Place to Call Home: Immigrant Exclusion and Urban Belonging in New York, Paris, and Barcelona

Location and Time: Busboys and Poets, 5th & K, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

September 21, 2018
Blair Ruble, Maurice Jackson, Carolyn Gallaher, Clarence Lusane
DC Jazz: Stories of Jazz Music in Washington, D.C.
Location and Time: SIS Founder's Room, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

September 26, 2018
Michael Bader, Sabiyah Prince, Parisa Norouzi
Gentrification in Washington, DC: A Conversation on Improving Equitable Outcomes for Children and Families
Location and Time: SIS Founder's Room, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Eva Rosen, Georgetown University
Taking Stock: What Drives Landlord Participation in the Housing Choice Voucher Program
Location and Time: Kerwin Hall, Room 301, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

September 26, 2017
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 10, 2017
Derek Hyra, Associate Professor, American University
Location and Time: DC's Juanita E. Thornton Library, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

October 26, 2017
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 1, 2017
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 9, 2017
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 9, 2017
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 28, 2017
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 7, 2018
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 4, 2018
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 10, 2018
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 12, 2018
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 13, 2016
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 3, 2016
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 11, 2016
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 19, 2016
Adrianne Todman, Executive Director, DC Housing Authority
Public Engagement Series
Location and Time: Ward Circle Room 305, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

November 3, 2016
Michael Leo Owens, Associate Professor, Emory University
Urban Speaker Series
Location and Time: SIS Room 300, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

November 15, 2016
James Wright II, Doctoral Student, American University
Urban Speaker Series
Location and Time: SIS Room 300, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

November 30, 2016
Rashad Young, City Manager, District of Columbia
Public Engagement Series
Location and Time: Ward Circle Room 107, 11:20am - 12:20pm

January 24, 2017
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 7, 2017
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 28, 2017
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 29, 2017
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 18, 2017
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 26, 2017
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 8, 2015
John Carruthers, Program Director, 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 15, 2015
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 6, 2015
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 14, 2015
Amanda Huron, Professor, University of DC
Derek Hyra, MPC Director, American University
Samir Meghelli, Chief Curator, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
George Derek Musgrove, Professor, University of Mardland, Baltimore County
Brett Williams, Professor, American University
"Chocolate City" Transformed: Gentrification in DC
Location and TIme: Anderson Hall Room 6J, 10:30am to 12:30pm

October 20, 2015
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

October 22, 2015
Maryann P. Feldman, Professor, University of North Carolina
Corporate Strategy & The Wealth of Regions
Location and Time: Kogod Student Lounge, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

November 3, 2015
Michael Gusmano, Research Scholar, Hastings Center
Forum on Health, Homelessness, and Poverty
Location and Time: Founders Hall 113, 12:00pm to 5:30pm

November 5, 2015
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 17, 2015
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 14, 2016
2016 Greater Washington Economic Conference
Location and Time: Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 7:15am to 11:30am

February 11, 2016
Stefanie DeLuca, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Location and Time: 12:00pm to 1:15pm

February 25, 2016
Derek Hyra, MPC Director, American University
Sabiyah Prince, Professor, American University
Book Launch: Capital Dilemma: Growth and Inequality in Washington, DC
Location and Time: SIS Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

March 1, 2016
Carolyn Gallaher, Associate Professor, American University
The Politics of Staying Put: Condo Conversion and Tenant Right-to-Buy in Washington, DC
Location and Time: SIS Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

March 15, 2016
Jamila Michener, Associate Professor, Cornell University
Gentrification and Political Destabilization
Location and Time: SIS Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

March 17, 2016
Robert McCartney, Washington Post Senior Regional Correspondent
Politics Today in DC and the Region
Location and Time: Ward Building Room 304, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

March 24, 2016
Edward Glaeser, Professor, Howard University
Technology and the City
Location and Time: SIS Founders Room, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

March 29, 2016
Sheldon Danziger, President, Russell Sage Foundation, & Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, University of Michigan

April 5, 2016
Laura Tach, Assistant Professor, Cornell University
The Spillover Effects of HOPE IV: Population Dynamics, Neighborhood Change, and Durable Spatial Inequalities
Location and Time: SIS Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

April 12, 2016
Bill Crandall, Photographer
Fairy Tales from the Fault Lines: A Visual Journal from DC's Changing Neighborhoods
Location and Time: SIS Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

April 14, 2016
Christopher Ballard, Founder, McWilliams | Ballard Real Estate
Transition from Undesirable to Hip DC Neighborhood: Catalysts and Effects of Change
Location and Time: Ward Building Room 304, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

May 18, 2016
Book Panel and Discussion: Urban Neighborhoods in a New Era: Revitalization Politics in the Postindustrial City
Location and Time: Wilson Center Boardroom, 11:00am to 1:00pm

October 7, 2014
Derek Hyra, MPC Director, American University
Sabiyah Prince, Professor, American University
Capital Dilemma: Growth and Inequality in Washington, DC
Location and Time: Woordrow Wilson Center, 9:00am - 5:00pm

October 14, 2014
Michael Bader, Assistant Professor, American University
Neighborhood Stigma and the Negative Space of Neighborhood Effects
Location and Time: SIS Conference Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

October 16, 2014
Robert Burns, President, City First Homes
Vanishing Affordable Housing and Gentrification in Washington, D.C.
Location and Time: Ward Building Room 305, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

November 11, 2014
Brandi Summers, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Santa Cruz
H Street, Main Street, and the Neoliberal Aesthetics of Cool
Location and Time: SIS Conference Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

November 14, 2014
Sonya Grier, Associate Professor, American University
Film on Dog Parks & Coffee Shops: Diversity Seeking in Changing Neighborhoods
Location and Time: SIS Conference Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

November 19, 2014
Metropolitan Policy Center Kickoff Event
Location and Time: Mary Graydon Center, Room 200, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

January 27, 2015
Taryn Morrissey, Assistant Professor, American University
Head Start and Children’s School Readiness: Variations by Family and Neighborhood Poverty
Location and Time: SIS Conference Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

February 10, 2015
Sonya Grier, Associate Professor, American University
Film on Dog Parks & Coffee Shops: Diversity Seeking in Changing Neighborhoods
Location and Time: SIS Conference Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

February 24, 2015
Brian J. McCabe, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
No Place Like Home: Wealth, Community & the American Dream
Location and Time: SIS Conference Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

March 17, 2015
William Julius Wilson, Professor, Harvard University
The Effects of Living in Poor Urban Neighborhoods
Location and Time: SIS Founders Room, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

March 19, 2015
Harry Jaffe, Journalist, Speaker, Consultant
Tom Sherwood, Contributing Writer, Washington City Paper
Dream City: Race, Power, and the Decline of Washington, D.C.
Location and Time: Ward Building, Room 305, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

March 24, 2015
Bradley Hardy, Assistant Professor, American University
The Effect of the District of Columbia's Supplemental EITC on Poverty, Employment, and Income Growth
Location and Time: SIS Conference Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

April 7, 2015
David Pike, Professor, American University
Slum Lore: What Cultural Studies Can Tell Us about Urban Inequality
Location and Time: SIS Conference Room, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

April 14, 2015
Nathan Connolly, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
A Little Insurance: Landlords, Colored People, and Forgotten Uses of the Federal Housing Administration
Location and Time: SIS Conference Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

April 14, 2015
Abeer Mashni, Carnegie Centennial Visiting Fellow, American University
Reforming Local Government and State Building in Palestine
Location and Time: Bender Library GRC, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

April 21, 2015
Willow Lung-Amam, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park
The Right to Suburbia: Redevelopment and Resistance on the Urban Edge
Location and Time: SIS Conference Room 300, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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