Upcoming Events

Friday May 4

Children, Youth, and Families Annual Mini-Conference
New Research on Disparities in Health and Development
a mini-conference co-sponsored by the CPRC
Columbia School of Social Work, Room 311/312

A new wave of innovative and dynamic research by CPRC researchers and colleagues has examined the multidimensional disparities in health and development among children, youth, and families around the globe. The CPRC invites you to join a group of leading interdisciplinary scholars to learn about exciting new research, network, and engage in discussions about the next steps of scholarly pursuits and policy developments. Topics to be addressed include:

Gender gaps in human capital investment in Africa and China

Socioeconomic status (SES) gaps in achievement across countries 

Social media, drug use, and gang violence among youths

What works in early childhood education? Evidence from universal Pre-K and the Getting Ready for School Initiative

The Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT): Interdisciplinary mixed-methods research on sexual assault and sexual health


Thursday May 11 

New Frontiers in Poverty Research 
a mini-conference co-sponsored by the Center for Poverty and Social Policy and the CPRC
Columbia School of Social Work, Room TBD
1255 Amsterdam Avenue (between 121st and 122nd Streets)

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy (CPSP) at the Columbia School of Social Work invites you to participate in its fourth annual New Frontiers in Poverty Research conference on May 11th, 2018.

Marta Tienda of Princeton University will open the day discussing integration as anti-poverty policy, while Bruce Western of Columbia University will close the day discussing life in the year after prison. The conference will also feature a panel on a Basic Income Guarantee featuring Robert Paul Hartley of Columbia, Michael Lewis of Hunter College, and Chris Hughes of the Economic Security Project, whose recent book "A Fair Shot" has reinvigorated policy debate on the idea of a basic income. 

As always, the conference will also feature the latest research on poverty and social policy in both New York City and nationwide. The NYC panel will be led by Sarah Oltmans of Robin Hood, while the national panel will be led by Michael Laracy of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Participants will include Jane Waldfogel, Diana Hernandez, Christopher Wimer, Jenn Laird, Naomi Zewde, Sophie Collyer, and Matthew Maury.

For more information, please see the conference agenda.

Register now | Preliminary Conference Agenda