While the ideologues on the left and right were busy blaming each other for the deterioration of America's inner cities, a curious thing happened: policymakers and scholars interested in reversing the slide got religion.
This year's Steinberg Symposium at Penn explores how to restore hope to our big cities. Princeton Professor of Politics and Public Affairs John J. DiIulio, Jr. (C/G'80), whose most recent research has underscored the difference faith-based initiatives make in the lives of inner city youth, is the keynote speaker and moderator of the symposium's panel discussions.
Steinberg Symposium events, listed below, are free and open to the public. More information about the symposium is available on the Web or by calling 898-5262.
ONLINE FORUM: Can't attend in person? Point your browser to the Steinberg Symposium Web site and join an online discussion with DiIulio from 2 to 3 p.m. (EST).RETHINKING MANAGEMENT: Political Science Professor Jack Nagel, Professor of Public Policy and History Theodore Hershberg discuss public management with three innovative Philadelphia officials. 4 to 6 p.m. in Room B-1, Meyerson Hall, 210 S. 34th St..
Originally published on November 12, 1998