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Gary Orfield

Professor, UCLA Graduate School of Education

Gary Orfeld is Distinguished Research Professor of Education, Law, Political Science and Urban Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Orfeld’s research interests are in the study of civil rights, education policy, urban policy, and minority opportunity. He was co-founder and director of the Harvard Civil Rights Project, and now serves as co-director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA. His central interest has been the development and implementation of social policy, with a special focus on the impact of policy on equal opportunity for success in American society. He was awarded the American Political Science Association’s Charles Merriam Award for his “contribution to the art of government through the application of social science research.” He was also awarded the 2007 Social Justice in Education Award by the American Educational Research Association for “work which has had a profound impact on demonstrating the critical role of education research in supporting social justice.”

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Forum 19:

Diversity and the University of California: Is It Possible?

Gary Orfield

Held January 14, 2015

Includes video