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A White House Conversation on Child Hunger in America

A White House Conversation on Child Hunger in America

Hilary Hoynes, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Adam Drewnowski, Hilary Seligman, Parke Wilde

Event: A White House Conversation on Child Hunger in America

Date: January 27, 2016 Duration: 241 minutes

On Wednesday, January 27, the White House hosted a Conversation on Child Hunger in America. Building on the Administration’s ongoing commitment to expanding access to opportunity and reducing food insecurity, the event brought together families, academics, practitioners, advocates, religious leaders, and federal, state, and local officials to discuss the persistence and effects of hunger in America and what must be done to ensure all American families have access to an adequate, nutritious diet.

Saving Capitalism with Robert Reich

Saving Capitalism with Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Event: 2015 Michael Nacht Distinguished Lecture in Politics & Public Policy

Date: December 1, 2015 Duration: 53 minutes

Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, reveals how power and influence have created a new American oligarchy, a shrinking middle class, and the greatest income inequality and wealth disparity in 80 years. Citing his latest book, Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few, Professor Reich lays out what he argues must be done to restore democracy and rebuild the US economy. 

The Grandchildren of Brown: The Long Legacy of School Desegregation

The Grandchildren of Brown: The Long Legacy of School Desegregation

Rucker Johnson, Ophelia Garmon-Brown, Julian Wright, Rosie Molinary, Ivan Lowe

Event: The Grandchildren of Brown: The Long Legacy of School Desegregation

Date: November 12, 2015 Duration: 107 minutes

Dr. Rucker Johnson will present his work entitled, The Grandchildren of Brown: The Long Legacy of School Desegregation, on November 12, 2015 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Center City. His presentation will detail the long-run impacts of school desegregation on educational quality and adult attainments, the long-run effects of Head Start, desegregated schools as a vehicle to intergenerational mobility, educational consequences of the end of court-ordered desegregation, and much more. The community will have the opportunity to discuss these and other topics as they relate to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and the design of a new pupil assignment plan in 2016.

Student Loans & the Rising Cost of Higher Education

Student Loans & the Rising Cost of Higher Education

Mark DeSaulnier, Anne De Luca, Anthony Abril, Henry Brady

Date: October 5, 2015 Duration: 53 minutes

Panelists adress the growing problem of student debt through their unique perspectives as a U.S. Congressman, a U.C. Berkeley administrator, an academic and a student financial aid recipient.