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Reverberations of Inequality - Opening Conference

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3501 Sansom Street

Penn Law, Golkin Hall

Michael A. Fitts Auditorium (Lower Level)

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Join us for the opening conference of the Mitchell Center 2019-20 theme year, REVERBERATIONS OF INEQUALITY. Inequality has emerged as a key political issue. But more than that, there are signs that inequality harms health, diminishes political engagement, and ripples across social life throughout the world. Lunch provided.

Panel 1: HEALTH AND INEQUALITY (9:00-10:40 am)


Chloe E. Bird Rand Corporation
Elaine Hernandez Indiana University Bloomington
Bruce Link University of California, Riverside

Panel 2: BARRIERS TO MOBILITY (11:00 am-12:40 pm)


Sam Friedman London School of Economics
Michael Kraus Yale University
Karolyn Tyson University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Keynote Address: IMPROVING EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY IN AMERICA: NEW INSIGHTS FROM BIG DATA (1:30-3:00 pm)


Raj Chetty Harvard University

Panel 3: POLICY RESPONSES TO INEQUALITY (3:20-5:00 pm)


David Daley Activist and author of Ratf**ked
Susan Dynarski University of Michigan
Brishen Rogers Georgetown Law

Reception (5:00-6:00 pm)


Co-sponsored by Penn Graduate School of Education, The School of Arts and Sciences, Penn School of Social Policy and Practice, Penn Law, Penn Economics, Penn Department of Political Science, Penn Sociology, and Penn Population Studies Center.

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Penn Law, Golkin Hall

Michael A. Fitts Auditorium (Lower Level)

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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