Social science scholars gathered at the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) for a two-day conference co-sponsored by the American Academy of Political and Social Science to explore “the new rural-urban interface.” Daniel T. Lichter speaks at AAPSS event. Papers presented at the conference will be published in a special volume of the ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, which is based at APPC. The conference was organized by, and the volume will be edited by, Daniel T. Lichter, director of the Institute for the Social Sciences at Cornell University, and James Ziliak, director of the Center for Poverty Research at the University of Kentucky. Meeting in APPC’s Agora, the conferees gave wide-ranging presentations that encompassed political, economic, geographic, racial, housing and educational issues. Among them were a paper asking, “Is Rural Red and Urban Blue?”; another examining “Schools at the Rural-Urban Boundary”; and others considering food insecurity, mass imprisonment, immigration, housing, and residential mobility. The special volume of the ANNALS will be published in July 2017. The conference was co-sponsored by the Institute for Social Sciences and the Center for Poverty Research. Read more about the conference in the Cornell Chronicle.