Our new program, Duke Immerse - Global Inequalities, has kicked off for the spring semester! Stay up to date on all of our student research, travel, and exploration of inequality in the U.S. and China.

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The application deadline for our Hank & Billye Suber Aaron Young Scholars Summer Research Institute is February 15, 2020

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October 2019 - Race, Gender, and Entrepreneurship Conference

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Durham's Black Wall Street:

Finding Freedom Through Entrepreneurship

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About Us

Concerned with the economic, political, social and cultural dimensions of uneven and inequitable access to resources, opportunity and capabilities, Cook Center researchers take a cross-national comparative approach to the study of human difference and disparity.

Our Research

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The Cook Center organizes its research, programmatic and scholarship activities around our research domains: Class, Wealth, & Social Mobility, Education & Training, Employment, and Health & Well-being.

Our Programs

The Cook Center has several programs based on researching inequality in our communities and engaging scholars of all levels.