Upcoming Events

Friday, May 3, 2019

Annual Children, Youth, & Families Conference
a mini-conference sponsored by the CPRC

Columbia School of Social Work, Room C03


For over 10 years, CPRC researchers and colleagues have been at the frontiers of using rigorous, innovative research to address disparities and insecurities among children, youth, and families. Please join this year’s annual mini-conference to hear a group of leading interdisciplinary scholars share their new research on some of today’s most pressing social issues.

Thursday, May 23, 2019
12:00pm-5:00pm (reception to follow)

New Frontiers in Poverty Research Conference
a mini-conference sponsored by the Center for Poverty and Social Policy, the Just Societies Initiative, the SIPA Urbanism & Social Policy Program, and the CPRC

Room 1501, School of International and Public Affairs
420 West 118th St., New York, NY 10027 


The Center on Poverty and Social Policy (CPSP) at the Columbia School of Social Work is hosting its fifth annual New Frontiers in Poverty Research conference on May 23rd, 2019. The conference is also co-sponsored by Columbia University’s Just Societies Initiative, the SIPA Urbanism & Social Policy Program, and the Columbia Population Research Center.

This year’s agenda is one of our most exciting yet. Our keynote speaker, Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation, will discuss creating sustainable mobility from poverty. 

The conference will feature the latest research on poverty and social policy in  New York City and nationwide. Our researchers are running the numbers on some of the boldest presidential policy proposals, including baby bonds, rent-relief, child care tax credits, and income support, and will share how each can reduce poverty. Researchers will also share new information from the Robin Hood Poverty Tracker which captures the local picture of poverty in the city.  

The conference will conclude with a special panel moderated by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and featuring poverty experts who served on the recent National Academy of Sciences panel charged with developing recommendations to reach the bold goal of cutting child poverty in half in 10 years.