University of Wisconsin–Madison

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 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
4:00–5:30 p.m.

Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 School of Education Building,
1000 Bascom Mall

A reception will follow the seminar.
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

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
5:00–6:15 p.m., 1255 H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building