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The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details

William Julius Wilson


Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor


Harvard University

John F. Kennedy School of Government

Cambridge,Massachusetts 02138 USA



Award Discipline:

Behavioral and Social Science

Award Year:



"For his innovative approach to studying urban poverty, his dedication to the proposition that rigorous social science change will improve his fellow American's lives, and his advocacy of policies which reflect more accurately what we have learned from research and which therefore take a broader point of view with respect to the interactions of race, class, and location."

Presented by President William Jefferson Clinton at a White House (East Room) ceremony on Tuesday, April 27, 1999.


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