IRP Seminars

IRP seminars cross disciplinary boundaries to bring the latest research by top poverty scholars on and off campus to the Institute. They take place on Thursdays, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., in room 8417 Social Science Building (unless otherwise noted), and are open to the public.

New seminar dates will be added as seminars are confirmed.

IRP Seminar Calendar, Spring 2018


January 25, 2018

NO SEMINAR


February 1, 2018

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
The Intended and Unintended Effects of Free College and Performance-Based Incentives: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Milwaukee Public Schools
Douglas Harris, Professor, Schleider Foundation Chair in Public Education; Director, Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, Department of Economics, Tulane University


February 8, 2018

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor
Virginia Eubanks, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University at Albany, State University of New York
Cosponsored by: La Follette School of Public Affairs


February 15, 2018

IRP National Poverty Fellows Program Seminar Series
Rental Market Discrimination and the Housing Choice Voucher Program
Kathleen Moore, National Poverty Fellow, IRP/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation


February 22, 2018

NO SEMINAR


March 1, 2018 - CANCELLED

IRP Poverty and Family Functioning Seminar Series
Social Policy and Family Inequality: An Examination of State and Local Variation
Laura Tach, Assistant Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University


Tuesday, March 6, 2018
5:00–6:15 pm, DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

New Perspectives in Social Policy Seminar Series | RSVPs are helpful, but not required
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
Respondent: Katherine Magnuson, IRP Associate Director of Research and Training, Professor and Doctoral Program Chair, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Center for European Studies Lecture
Women, Work, and Care: What Can We Learn from Cross-National Comparisons?
Janet Gornick, Professor, Department of Political Science and Sociology; City University of New York; Director, Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality; and Director, U.S. Office of LIS
Cosponsored by: Institute for Research on Poverty, Center for Demography and Ecology, and the La Follette School of Public Affairs


March 8, 2018

IRP Poverty and Family Functioning Seminar Series
Fathers Unequal: Men as Partners and Parents in an Era of Rapid Family Change
Marcy Carlson, Professor and Director, Center for Demography and Ecology, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison


March 15, 2018

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Equity: Our Hope for the Next Generation
Patrick McCarthy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Cosponsored by: Center for Financial Security, Center for Demography and Ecology, and La Follette School of Public Affairs


March 22, 2018

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Theories of the Causes of Poverty
David Brady, Professor, School of Public Policy and Director, Blum Initiative on Global and Regional Poverty, University of California-Riverside


March 29, 2017

NO SEMINAR - SPRING RECESS


April 5, 2018

IRP National Poverty Fellows Program Seminar Series
Low-Income Black Mothers Parenting Adolescents in the Mass Incarceration Era: A Qualitative Analysis of the Long Reach of Criminalization
Megan Reid, National Poverty Fellow, IRP/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation


April 12, 2018

NO SEMINAR


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Center for Demography and Ecology Seminar
TBA
Heather Hill, Associate Professor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Washington
Cosponsored by: Institute for Research on Poverty


April 19, 2018

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Well-Being, Deprivation, and the Great Recession in the U.S.: A Study in a Multidimensional Framework
Shatakshee Dhongde, Associate Professor of Economics, Provost Teaching Learning Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology


April 26, 2018

NO SEMINAR - PAA


May 3, 2018

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Parental Welfare Dependency and Children's Educational Attainment in Denmark
Peter Fallesen, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Stockholm University


Friday, May 4, 2018
4:00–5:30 PM, Wisconsin Idea Room, 159 School of Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall

Robert J. Lampman Memorial Lecture
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
Richard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute
Cosponsored by the Center for Ethics and Education


 

IRP Seminar Calendar, Fall 2017


September 7, 2017

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Toward a Spatially Inclusive Perspective of Hispanic Residential Segregation and Inequality
Daniel Lichter, Ferris Family Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management and Sociology, and Robert S. Harrison Director of the Institute for Social Sciences, Cornell University


September 14, 2017

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Resurgent Marketplaces: Tools for Broad-Based Community Development
Alfonso Morales, Professor, Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, University of Wisconsin–Madison


September 21, 2017 - No seminar


September 28, 2017

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Dream Hoarders
Richard Reeves, Senior Fellow, Co-Director, Center of Children and Families, Brookings Institution
Cosponsored by: Center for Demography and Ecology and La Follette School of Public Affairs


September 28, 2017, 4:30 p.m., Wisconsin Idea Room, School of Education

The Hilldale Lecture in the Social Sciences
Uncovering our Social Brain: The Neural Signatures of Reciprocity, Transitivity and Identity in Human Groups
Peter Bearman, PhD, Jonathan R. Cole Professor of the Social Sciences, Columbia University
Sponsored by: The Hilldale Fund, Department of Sociology, Neuroscience & Public Policy, Center for Demography and Ecology, and Center for Demography of Health & Aging


October 5, 2017

Poverty and Family Functioning Seminar Series
The Success Sequence: How Are Education, Work, and Especially Marriage Linked to Millennials' Financial Well-Being?
W. Bradford Wilcox, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Director, National Marriage Project, University of Virginia


October 12, 2017

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Parental Employment, Child Care, and Young Children's Development
Alejandra Ros-Pilarz, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison


October 19, 2017

Poverty and Family Functioning Seminar Series
The Effect of Increased Income on Children's Academic Achievement: Evidence from the Marcellus Shale
Elizabeth Ananat, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Public Policy, Duke University


October 26, 2017

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
The Hunger Industrial Complex: Who Benefits when Corporate America Engages in Anti-Hunger Efforts?
Andy Fisher, Adjunct Professor, Community Health, Urban & Public Affairs, Portland State University


November 2, 2017 - No seminar


November 9, 2017

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
American Inequality since 1700: What Drove It?
Jeffery Williamson, Laird Bell Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Harvard University, and Department of Economics, Honorary Fellow, University of Wisconsin–Madison


November 16, 2017

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Neighborhood Choices, Neighborhood Effects, and Housing Vouchers
Jesse Gregory, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin–Madison


November 23, 2017 - No seminar


November 30, 2017

IRP General Poverty Research Seminar Series
Exposure to Incarceration and Cognitive Functioning
Robynn Cox, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Southern California


December 7, 2017

National Poverty Fellows Program Seminar Series
Timing Matters: Federal Medicaid Mandates and High School Graduation Rates
Lincoln Groves, National Poverty Fellow, IRP/Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)


December 18, 2017 - January 19, 2018 - Winter Break

Seminars resume January 25, 2018


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