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February 6, 2017
Gary Okihiro
4:30 - 6 p.m.
Wildavsky Conference Room,
2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

April 6, 2017
Lisa K. Bates
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Wildavsky Conference Room,
2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

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How to Fix Solitary Confinement in American Prisons

Keramet Reiter, Assistant Professor at UC Irvine and former ISSI Graduate Fellow, explains how to improve the conditions and processes of solitary confinement in this Los Angeles Times editorial. She argues for involving guards in reform and for providing them with more resources, in addition to setting clear time limits for solitary confinement, ensuring that prisoners are in humane conditions, and providing mental health treatment. Professor Reiter discussed her new book, 23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long Term Solitary, at a CSRC event on November 3.

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Career Choices, Return Paths and Social Contributions: The African Alumni Project

The final report from the African Alumni Project is now available to read and download from The MasterCard Foundation website. This research adds an important dimension to our understanding of the career paths and choices of international students generally, and African students in particular.  The lead researcher on the project is ISSI Senior Researcher Robin Marsh.

From Redlining to Same Day Delivery

CRSC affiliated faculty member Jovan Scott Lewis was quoted in a USA Today article about same day delivery being less available in neighborhoods with large African American populations, "The Amazon algorithm operates off of an inherited cartography of previous redlining efforts, which created pockets of discrimination, the consequence being that the discrimination continues to be reproduced.”

Featured Books

Carolyn Chen (Princeton University Press 2014)


Lisa García Bedolla (Polity Press, 2014)

S. Karthick Ramakrishnan and Irene Bloemraad, Editors (Russell Sage, 2011)

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