In November 2014, the Center for Poverty Research will host the conference “Poverty and Place,” which focuses on the implications of geography and population density have for poverty.
This conference brings together a unique mix of researchers, policy professionals and industry leaders to discuss their work studying the people, geography, and the safety net as it relates to persistent poverty.
When: Thursday, November 13, 2014 – Friday, November 14, 2014
Where: Memorial Union, MU II Room UC Davis Campus
More information at the Poverty and Place conference website.
The Institute for Research on Poverty has announced a call for applications for the second year of the National Poverty Fellows Program. “We are seeking talented postdoctoral researchers to participate in a federal government-university partnership. Up to three one- to two-year fellowships will be awarded with an anticipated start in spring or summer of 2015.” Deadline is November 21, 2014. More at: http://www.irp.wisc.edu/postdoc/postdoc-2014Call.htm
Tony Arnold, University of Louisville School of Law, will be giving the law school’s Boehl Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Policy this year on the War on Poverty. He will speak on “The War on Poverty (50 Years Later) and Resilient Communities” on Tuesday, October 14, at noon.
Hamline University will be hosting a War on Poverty Week next week (week of September 7, 2014), which will be open to the entire university and to the general public. It will be webcast and will include three lectures and War on Poverty displays in both law and undergraduate libraries.
Hamline lectures: Former USDA deputy undersecretary of agriculture Bud Philbrook will speak on international recognition of the right to adequate nutrition and health care. Hamline Law faculty and network member Laura Hermer will provide a historical review and legal assessment of the major health programs for the poor including the Kerr-Mills Act, Medicaid and the ACA expansions. Hamline sociologist Ryan LeCount will discuss the racialization of welfare policies in poverty programs in the last quarter-century.
More information and links to the webcast will be posted next week.
Clare Huntington, Professor at Fordham University School of Law, has published an op-ed on families and inequality in the New York Times (Sept. 2, 2014).