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Department of Agricultural, Environment, and Development Economics to Host Seminar with Dr. Darrick Hamilton

March 3, 2020
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The Department of Agricultural, Environment, and Development Economics (AEDE) will be hosting Dr. Darrick Hamilton, Executive Director at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and professor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs on Friday, March 6. Dr. Hamilton is a pioneer and internationally recognized scholar in the field of stratification economics, which fuses social science methods to examine the causes, consequences and remedies of racial, gender, ethnic, tribal, nativity, etc. inequality in education, economic and health outcomes. This work involves crafting and implementing innovative routes and policies that break down social hierarchy, empower people, and move society towards greater equity, inclusion, and civic participation.

During this seminar, he will discuss his work on black land loss and US agricultural policy. Dr. Hamilton considers himself to be a stratification economist and his work is focused on the racial wealth gap in America and is currently serving as advisor to several democratic presidential candidates. For a full list of events, please see the schedule below. 

Reception: 10:00-10:30AM 
Seminar: 10:30AM-12:00PM
Lunch: 12:00-1:00PM

No RSVP is needed to attend the reception or seminar, but if you would like to attned the lunch, please contact Dr. Zoë Plakias ( Additionally, all other inquires can also be sent to Dr. Plakias.