Great American City

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A panel discussion with the author

Robert Sampson
Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences
Department of Sociology,Harvard University.

Featuring analysis by

Kathryn Edin
Professor of Public Policy and Management
Harvard Kennedy School.

Thomas Sugrue
David Boies Professor of History and Sociology
University of Pennsylvania.

Edward Glaeser
Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics and Director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and the Taubman Center for State and Local Government.
Harvard University

Edward Davis
Commissioner, Boston Police Department.

Moderated by William Julius Wilson, the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, Harvard University.

Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect
University of Chicago Press, 2012.

  • Winner of the Distinguished Scholarly Book Award (2014), American Sociological Association.  
  • Winner of the Robert E. Park Book Award (2013),  American Sociological Association, Community and Urban Sociology Section
  • Winner of the William Alonso Memorial Prize (2013), North American Regional Science Association
  • Winner of the Albert J. Reiss, Jr. Distinguished Scholarship Award (2013), American Sociological Association, Crime, Law and Deviance Section.

Read an excerpt from the book.

An event of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, held April 30, 2012, at the Harvard Kennedy School.