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The 25th Joseph Taylor Symposium

The 25th Annual Joseph Taylor Symposium
Politics. Race. Place.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.
Theater (lower) Level
8:00a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The 2014 symposium is presented by the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI in partnership with the Department of Political Science and the Polis Center, with support from the Spirit & Place Festival, IUPUI Democracy Plaza, and the IUPUI Common Theme Project.

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Dr. Joseph T. Taylor served as a Professor of Sociology from 1965 to 1983 and as the first Dean of the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI from 1967–1978. Dr. Taylor is remembered for his commitment to dialogue and diversity.

The Joseph T. Taylor Symposium honors Dr. Taylor for his many contributions to the University and the community by hosting informed discussion on issues of concern in urban America. The twenty-fifth Annual Joseph T. Taylor Symposium is offered in celebration of all Dr. Taylor stood for during his lifetime and stands as a lasting legacy to his vision and life work.

Politics. Race. Place.

How have Indianapolis politics been shaped by 25 years of demographic and social change? The 25th Joseph Taylor Symposium explores this complex question with leading practitioners, politicians, policy-makers, and researchers. Policy can have unintended consequences, and research may not provide readily applicable answers; how can the two come together to prepare us for the next 25 years?