Center for Equality, Pluralism and Policy (CEPP)
The Center for Equality, Pluralism and Policy (CEPP) supports scholarly research, conferences, and curriculum projects that explore how social and economic inequality manifests in our racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse society. Through rigorous analytical approaches, the Center aims to examine how economic and social policies are formulated and implemented in settings of racial, ethnic, and class conflict. CEPP is committed to promoting diversity-sensitive policies and approaches that advance human rights.
The Faculty of the Marxe School is reimagining the mission for CEPP as it undergoes recertification. We invite you to share your comments with the Acting Director, Sonia Jarvis, during this process.
We would also like to hear from our students and faculty members about the topics and issues they would like to see CEPP address in the future. A survey will be posted on the Baruch website shortly.
The Center was founded in 2001, and since its inception, has housed the Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Visiting Distinguished Professorship of Equality and Justice in America. CEPP has hosted and will continue to host, programs, workshops, and lectures that feature distinguished Baruch faculty members and esteemed guest speakers.
- Unconscious Bias: Understanding, Monitoring, and Minimizing (May 16, 2016)
- College Affordability: Expanding Access and Financial Resources During Tough Economic Times (March 21, 2010)
- Immigration Status and Psychological Well-Being: Evidence from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program (November 14, 2019)
- Building People Power to Build Change (April 15, 2019)
- The Dreamer and the Day Laborer: Two Faces of the Immigrants’ Rights Movements (June 14, 2018)
- Latinos and the Endangered Right to Vote (November 21, 2017)
- Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Riot of 1971 and Why it Matters Today (November 6, 2016)
- The Changing Climate for Criminal Justice Reform (November 9, 2015)
- Saving the Neighborhood: Racially Restrictive Covenants, Law and Social Norms (March 30, 2015)
- Place not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America (December 15, 2014)
- Building Inclusive University Leadership: Perspectives on Diverse Administrators in Peril (November 20, 2012)
- Can Church and State Be Separate: The Future of Religious Freedom in America (October 27, 2008)
- Lack of Access: Barriers to Higher Education (October 3, 2007)
- Race in America: Advancing Equality in the 21st Century (November 8, 2006)
- The Role of the Judiciary and the Rule of the Law (November 14, 2005)
- Civil Rights in the 21st Century (March 10, 2009)
- Diversity and America’s Future: A Complex Assessment (September 23, 2008)
- Religion and the Law: The Virtue of Tolerance (April 4, 2006)
- The Voting Rights Act at 40: Past, Present and Future Challenges (April 18, 2005)
- Steven Shapiro on Globalization in the Wake of September 11 (April 23, 2002)
- Kenneth Prewitt on How and Why the Census Counts Race (April 29, 2003)
- Douglas Massey on Immigration Policy (October 15, 2003)
- John Gray on Globalization After September 11 (April 17, 2002)
- George Borjas on Immigration Trends (April 4, 2001)
- The Uneven Results of Diversity Management (October 31, 2011)
- Finding the Keys to Consensus on Immigration by Looking Ahead: Old Myths and New Realities (May 24, 2011)
- The Ground Zero Mosque: To Build Or Not To Build (November 8, 2010)