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WCPC Seminar Series on Poverty and Policy

The Seminar Series on Poverty and Policy brings prominent national and local faculty to the University of Washington campus to present their cutting-edge research on poverty and public policy.

Approximately five seminars are offered each quarter and are open to UW faculty, UW graduate students from all disciplines, and members of the public who are interested in research on issues of poverty and inequality and related public policies.

One session each quarter is a student-oriented session for students who enroll for credit. This session provides opportunities for students to network with other students and with UW faculty from a variety of disciplines who are working on topics relating to poverty and inequality.

Time and Location: Seminars are held approximately every other week, typically on Monday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. with question / discussion until 2:00 p.m. in the UW Parrington Hall Commons or Forum (rooms 308 and 309, located on the third floor of Parrington Hall). A continuously updated schedule of seminar dates and topics is maintained here on our website.

Topical Areas: Seminars are presented by faculty from a variety of disciplines addressing a diversity of topics that relate to the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality in the U.S. and to the development and evaluation of public policy responses.

Graduate Credit: Graduate students from all disciplines who have a substantive emphasis on poverty as a part of their individual program of study may receive 1 credit per term for participation in at least 4 of the seminars and completion of one assignment. Add codes and questions pertaining to graduate credit may be directed to wcpc@uw.edu. Consult the University of Washington Time Schedule for current course registration information.

We hope that you can join us!

Fall 2017 Seminar Series:

Monday, October 9th
Student Session for those in Social Welfare 556
12:30-1:30 p.m. School of Social Work, Room 305

Monday, October 23rd
"Neither Here nor There: How the New Geography of Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship Disadvantages African Americans"
MAHESH SOMASHEKHAR
, Public Policy and Sociology, University of Washington
12:30-1:30 p.m. School of Social Work, Room 305
*Q&A until 2:00 p.m*

Monday, October 30th
"Tenant Screening and Fair Housing in the Information Age"
ANNA REOSTI
, Sociology, University of Washington
12:30-1:30 p.m. School of Social Work, Room 305
*Q&A until 2:00 p.m*

Monday, November 6th
"Using the Violence Triangle to Understand the Life Experiences of Latino Male Youth in Urban Spaces"
ADRIAN HUERTA, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Nevada, Reno
12:30-1:30 p.m. School of Social Work, Room 305
*Q&A until 2:00 p.m*

Monday, November 13th
"TBA"
KRISTIN HARKNETT, Sociology, University of Pennsylvania 
12:30-1:30 p.m. School of Social Work, Room 305
*Q&A until 2:00 p.m*

Friday, December 8th
Author Meets Critic, "Health Care as a Right of Citizenship
GUNNAR ALMGREN, Social Work, University of Washington
12:30-1:30 p.m. 120 Communications
*Co-Sponsor with CSDE*

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