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EXCHANGE   Roundtable

Rethinking Social Inequality: The Role of Identity, Narratives, Recognition, and Judgements

Oct 8 / 19

New York City

 

Participation is by invitation-only.

 

 

About

Tackling inequality has been a core social issue, being the focus of numerous initiatives and policies in recent time. Understanding the roots of social inequalities and the forces that may cause them to persist and deepen has been an active area of scholarly research. Such insights are key to identifying and adjusting interventions that could more effectively disrupt processes that produce or reproduce inequality.

 

In October 2019, CIFAR will convene a one day workshop on the topic of Rethinking Social Inequality: The Role of Identity, Narratives, Recognition, and Judgements.

Bringing together members of CIFAR’s Successful Societies research program and leading change makers from influential foundations and organizations, the workshop will aim to explore new perspectives and underexplored aspects of social inequalities such as:

  • How do representation and recognition disparities and deservingness judgements between groups set the conditions for persistent social inequality?
  • What is the role of identity and narratives in reinforcing (and evolving) this process?
  • What leverage points offer potential for deep change to take root?

This conversation will provide a new interpretation of inequality needed to better understand and drive social change.