Lecture at Renmin University

Renmin University News, Monday, November 27, 2017
On Wednesday, November 23, 2017, Gwen Wright, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Collaborations​ of the Cook Center, presented on her research and the work of the Cook Center to students and faculty at Renmin University. View and download the lecture flyer here.  

Chinese Universities and Duke University Explore the Combination of Education and Teaching

Xinhua News Agency - Beijing, Monday, November 20, 2017
"Peking University students are particularly energetic. There are first-class sports venues here. Although it is winter, every student is participating in his favorite sport." Gwendolyn Wright, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Collaborations with the Cook Center, joined students at ... Read More »

Ep. 54 How to Really Help American Workers

Policy 360 - Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, Monday, November 20, 2017
The latest research on poverty indicates that a federal job guarantee is economically feasible. Such a guarantee could help address big American issues like  crumbling infrastructure while at the same time ensuring workers aren’t living in poverty. Kelly Brownell talks about the topic with... Read More »

The life and speeches of Sadie Alexander

The Financial Times, Friday, November 17, 2017
This week’s episode covers the life and speeches of Sadie Alexander, the first African American economist. She received her PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1921, and earned a law degree from the same university a few years later — making her, at the time, one of the best-... Read More »

The Scholars Behind the Quest for Reparations

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Tuesday, November 14, 2017
William A. Darity Jr., an economist at Duke University, is co-writing a book that will move the discussion beyond why reparations and into the realm of how. His research has examined issues like the potential structure of a reparations program (for example, lump-sum... Read More »

Child Abuse, Sexual Assault, Community Violence and High School Graduation

Review of Behavioral Economics: Vol. 4, Issue 3, Tuesday, November 14, 2017
A new article published today in the Review of Behavioral Economics by William A. Darity Jr., Duke University, Darrick Hamilton, The New School, Timothy M. Diette, Washington & Lee University, and Arthur H. Goldsmith, Washington & Lee University, examines the... Read More »

Tuesday was a great win for Democrats. Here’s how they can build on it.

The Washington Post, Thursday, November 9, 2017
In a forthcoming paper, economists William Darity Jr., Darrick Hamilton and Mark Paul advocate for the creation of a National Investment Employment Corps, or NIEC, that provides employment grants to state and local government projects “designed to address community needs and provide socially... Read More »

Social Justice SOS: Revisited

African American Policy Forum, Thursday, November 9, 2017
One year after the 2016 election, AAPF & 12 social justice leaders convene for a virtual town hall to reflect on the first year of the Trump administration, assess the state of the resistance, and share ideas about how we must move forward. Featuring: Khaled Beydoun Rosa Clemente... Read More »

Universities and Reparations

University of Virginia, Thursday, November 9, 2017
This panel discussion took place on October 19th, 2017 as part of the symposium "Universities, Slavery, Public Memory, & the Built Landscape," hosted by the University of Virginia President's Commission on Slavery and the University and the Slave Dwelling Project. Speakers included... Read More »

Los Angeles is quickly becoming a place exclusively for the white and rich

KNOCK, Tuesday, November 7, 2017
L.A.’s Black population has declined by 100,000 since the 1980s, falling from 13% of the County population to 8% in just a few decades. Hollywood alone saw the displacement of 13,000 Latinos between 2000 and 2010, pushed out by rising rents to make way for upscale redevelopment. These are just two... Read More »