Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research
Thirteenth Annual AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research

Public Education and the Social Contract: Restoring the Promise in an Age of Diversity and Division



The Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

About the Speaker
Marta Tienda (Princeton University), Maurice P. During '22 Professor in Demographic Studies, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, with joint affiliations in the Office of Population Research and the Woodrow Wilson School, has been selected to present the 2016 Brown Lecture on October 20. Learn more

Where does the social contract guaranteeing equal access to quality education reside? Not in the U.S. Constitution, which laid the foundation for educational inequality by delegating the responsibility for public education to the states. Read more

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About the Annual Brown Lecture

The Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research is designed to feature the important role of research in advancing understanding of equality and equity in education. The Lectureship was inaugurated in 2004 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court took into account scientific research in issuing its landmark ruling. Each year a distinguished scholar notable for producing significant research related to equality in education is invited to give a public lecture in Washington, D.C.

The 2016 AERA Brown Lecture will take place in October 2016 in Washington, D.C.

Past Brown Lectures in Education Research
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Call for Nominations

The 2017 AERA Brown Lecture will be held on October 19, 2017. The Brown Lecture Selection Committee is currently accepting nominations for next year’s lecture.

2016 Brown Lecture

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