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Harvard professor, author Desmond goes “On the Issues” to discuss new book on eviction and urban poverty in Milwaukee

In his visit to the Law School, Desmond will discuss his new book and the issues of poverty, inequality and housing policy in large American cities.

By - Feb 25th, 2016 10:06 am

MILWAUKEE — Harvard University professor and author Matthew Desmond will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, March 1, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.

Desmond will discuss his new book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American CityThe book, which will be released on the day of his appearance at the Law School, is based on his work as the principal investigator for the Milwaukee Area Renters Study, which examined the impact of eviction on the lives of the urban poor. In his visit to the Law School, Desmond will discuss his new book and the issues of poverty, inequality and housing policy in large American cities.

Desmond, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard, is an urban sociologist, the author of four books and recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” grant.

Gousha, an award-winning television journalist, is the Law School’s distinguished fellow in law and public policy. His “On the Issues” series of conversations with newsmakers supports Marquette Law School’s commitment to serve as a modern-day public square for the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond.

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha’s “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region’s leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

Seating is at capacity for the general public; registration for a waiting list is available online.

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