ICAR Talk Traces How Bitter Enemies Became Partners in Boston

Posted: January 28, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

Christopher Winship, professor of sociology at Harvard University, speaks at noon on Thursday at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) about the success of the Ten Point Coalition, a group of black ministers who are working with the Boston police to reduce youth violence. His presentation, “Boston Cops and Black Ministers: From Bitter Enemies to Strong Partners,” initiates ICAR’s second semester brown bag lecture series.

A member of the Harvard sociology department since 1992, including 4 years as chair of the department, Winship also spent 12 years at Northwestern University, where he was director of the Program in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences and chair of the Department of Sociology for 4 years. He was a founding member of Northwestern’s Department of Statistics, and held a courtesy appointment in economics.

Winship has published, over more than two decades, numerous papers on his research on racial issues, including employment and education. He is currently doing research on several topics, including the work of the Ten Point Coalition and the Boston police, statistical models for causal analysis, the effects of education on mental ability, causes of the racial difference in performance in elite colleges and universities, and changes in the racial differential in imprisonment rates over the past 60 years.

The community is invited to attend this lecture, which will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at ICAR, 4260 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Room 401. For more information, call 703-993-1300.

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