The University of MichiganNews Services
The University Record Online
Updated 4:00 PM January 24, 2007




view events

submit events

UM employment

police beat
regents round-up
research reporter


Advertise with Record

contact us
meet the staff
contact us
contact us

Don't Miss
Citizens at Risk: The Poorest of the Poor

The Institute for the Humanities and the Center for International and Comparative Studies will consider "The Poorest of the Poor" from the perspectives of philosophy, business, public health, public policy, population studies, and higher education. Feb. 6-7 at Forum Hall in Palmer Commons.
(Photo Illustration By Todd McKinney)

This is the second conference in the "Crossing the Diag: Humanities in Dialogue" series and is offered in conjunction with the LSA citizenship theme year, "The Theory and Practice of Citizenship: from the Local to the Global." Sponsored by the Humanities Institute and the Center for International and Comparative Studies, the conference is underwritten by Richard and Susan Mayer.

A panel titled "Measurement Techniques and Poverty'' will bring together U-M political science and other experts from across the nation. A team of panelists from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and William Davidson Institute will present "Doing Business at the Base of the Pyramid: Poverty Alleviation and Business Innovation.''

Public health experts will offer a panel on "Health, Hope and Despair.'' Daniel Herwitz, director of the Humanities Institute, will chair a discussion on "Poverty in the United States: Up and Down the Class Ladder,'' while Sheldon Danziger, co-director of U-M's National Poverty Center, will discuss "America's Persisting Poverty Problem."

Provost Teresa Sullivan will discuss "The Hidden Poor: Middle Class Bankruptcy in the United States." The last panel of the conference will address "The Place of the Poor in the Theory of Justice" including a philosophical exploration of theories of justice and poverty.

Two related photography exhibitions will be on display at the Institute for the Humanities: "Texas Death Row: Executions by Lethal Injection," and "Portraits of the Homeless." For more information call 936-3518, e-mail, or go to

More Stories