William Julius Wilson

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William Julius Wilson is Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University.

"Past President of the American Sociological Association, Wilson has received 41 honorary degrees, including honorary doctorates from Princeton, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth, and the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. A MacArthur Prize Fellow from 1987 to 1992, Wilson has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Education, the American Philosophical Society, the Institute of Medicine, and the British Academy. In June 1996 he was selected by Time magazine as one of America's 25 Most Influential People. He is a recipient of the 1998 National Medal of Science, the highest scientific honor in the United States, and was awarded the Talcott Parsons Prize in the Social Sciences by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003...

"Professor Wilson is a member of numerous national boards and commissions, and was previously the Chair of the Board of The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and of the Russell Sage Foundation." [1]

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  1. Directors, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, accessed September 24, 2008.
  2. About, Century Foundation, accessed February 16, 2008.
  3. Founders and Advisors, Campaign for America's Future, accessed August 4, 2007.
  4. Leadership, Friends of Justice, accessed August 20, 2008.
  5. Officers and National Committee Members, Social Democrats USA, accessed October 14, 2008.
  6. Board of Governors, Levy Economics Institute, accessed April 17, 2009.
  7. Faculty Advisory Board, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, accessed August 7, 2009.

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