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 Columbia Population Research Center, and the Urban and Social Policy Concentration, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs.
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 reporter Jason DeParle 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.
Experts and researchers featured include Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Lily Bushman-Copp, Chloe Cargill, Sophie Collyer, Jason DeParle, Irwin Garfinkel, Mark Harris, Robert Paul Hartley, Ron Haskins, Christine James-Brown, Wes Moore, Sarah Oltmans, Jane Waldfogel, Christopher Wimer, and Naomi Zewde.