Policy Forum

Affirmative Action after Michigan

August 19, 2004 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

1st floor/Wintergarden

Featuring Walter Williams, George Mason University, Moderator; Douglas Besharov, Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Policy; Marie Gryphon, Cato Institute; Tanya Clay, People for the American Way; and Harry Holzer, Georgetown University.

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One year after the Supreme Court decided twin affirmative action cases involving the University of Michigan, colleges across the country have retooled their systems to comply with the Court’s decision. Because legal questions about preferential admissions policies are largely settled, policymakers must focus on important recent studies about the practical effects of affirmative action. Does affirmative action raise the incomes of minority students? Does it reduce minority graduation rates at selective schools? Join several scholars for a crucial update on recent legal and policy developments.