New Perspectives in Social Policy Seminar Series

IRP’s annual New Perspectives in Social Policy Seminar features speakers whose work reaches beyond familiar and well-explored fields of poverty research to challenge current thinking and to open paths to new policy and practice initiatives, research models, and methodologies. The seminars are held on the UW–Madison campus and are open to the public. Videos and transcripts of past seminars are available on this website.

2019–2020 New Perspectives In Social Policy Seminar

A Guaranteed Income as an Approach to End Poverty

Aisha Nyandoro

Chief Executive Officer, Springboard to Opportunities

RespondentSarah Halpern-Meekin, Associate Professor, School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
4:00–5:30 pm
School of Education, Room 159, Wisconsin Idea Room

A reception will follow the seminar.
Aisha Nyandoro
Aisha Nyandoro
Sarah Halpern-Meekin

2019 New Perspectives in Social Policy Seminar

Transforming Systems to Improve Outcomes: Pathways to Economic Mobility for Every Child

Jennifer Blatz

President and CEO, StriveTogether

Respondent: Tova Walsh, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Jennifer Blatz
Jennifer Blatz
Tova Walsh
Tova Walsh

2018 New Perspectives in Social Policy Seminar

Unequal Hopes, Lives, and Lifespans in the U.S.:
Some Insights from the New Science of Well-Being

Carol Graham

Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution and College Park Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

RespondentKatherine Magnuson, IRP Associate Director of Research and Training, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Doctoral Program Chair, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Tuesday, March 6, 2018