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2020 Annual Poverty Research and Policy Forum: Event Recordings & Slide Presentations

One Destination, Many Roads: Envisioning Universal Measures of Economic Mobility

Organized by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) and the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

Session 1: September 9, 2020

Keynote Address: Past, Present, and Future Challenges in Measuring Outcoms for Vulnerable Populations
Recording | Presenter Slides

Speaker: Robert M. George, Senior Research Fellow, Chapin Hall, University of Chicago

Presentations and Panel Discussion: State Lessons for Federal Efforts

Christina Church, Two-Generation Program Officer, Maryland Department of Human Services – Presenter Slides
Tracy Gruber, Senior Advisor for the Utah Intergenerational Poverty Initiative – Presenter Slides
David Mancuso, Director of the Research and Data Analysis Division, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services – Presenter Slides
Ki’i Powell, Director of the Office of Economic Security, Colorado Department of Human Services – Presenter Slides
Moderator: Kosar Jahani, Project Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Session 2: September 16, 2020

Keynote Address: A Policymaker's View - The Importance of Evidence Based Policy
Recording | Presenter Slides

Speaker: Ted McCann, Vice President, American Idea Foundation

Panel Discussion: Establishing a Roadmap for the Path Forward

Julia Lane, Provostial Fellow for Innovation Analytics; Professor, NYU Wagner School of Public Policy and Co-Founder of the Coleridge Initiative
Sara Dube, Project Director, Results First Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts
David Williams, Director of Policy Outreach, Opportunity Insights
Moderator: Nick Hart, President of the Data Foundation and CEO of the Data Coalition

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