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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Oxford Professor to give Martin Luther King Lecture

Professor Desmond King from the University of Oxford will be giving the Martin Luther King Lecture

Professor King holds the Andrew W Mellon Chair of American Government at the University and has researched and published extensively in such subjects as 'race and American politics'; 'American political development'; 'urban political economy', and 'theories of the state'.

His talk at Canterbury Christ Church University on Wednesday, 13 February, will discuss the topic of his latest book, Still a House Divided: Race and Politics in Obama’s America. (Copies available in the Bookshop.) Written with Rogers M. Smith, Professor King will discuss that despite the progress in racial equality, achieved since the 1960s civil rights legislation, the political institutions of the United States have failed to close the gap in racial inequalities in social and economic welfare, which have become a legacy of American history.

This event is open to the public.

Venue: Canterbury, Ramsey Building Rg38
Time: 18:00

Contact: Mark Ledwidge (email)
Telephone: 01227 783025

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