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Former U.S. Census Bureau director to discuss ethno-racial classification, public policy

09 April 2003

ATTENTION: Political, public affairs writers

Contact: Kathleen Maclay
(510) 643-5651 ckm@pa.urel.berkeley.edu

Former U.S. Census Bureau director to discuss the role of ethno-racial classification in public policy, at the 9th annual Wildavsky Forum for Public Policy for the University of California, Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy.

7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10

Booth Auditorium, Boalt Hall, the University of California Berkeley. Boalt Hall is located at 2745 Bancroft Way, between Piedmont and College avenues.

Dr. Kenneth Prewitt, director of the Census Bureau from 1998-2001, was responsible for Census 2000, often described as the largest peacetime mobilization in history.

Before recently joining the Columbia University faculty, Prewitt was dean of the graduate faculty of political and social science at New School University, and served as president of the Social Science Research Council. He also was senior vice president of the Rockefeller Foundation and director of the National Opinion Research Center.

Aaron Wildavsky was chairman of UC Berkeley's political science department and founding dean of the Goldman School.