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Distinguished Public Policy Lectures

For more than 20 years, IPR’s Distinguished Public Policy Lectures have been a forum for preeminent thinkers to discuss the most relevant policy topics facing their time. Lecturers hail from either the academic or policy worlds, but tend to have experience in both.

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Matthew Desmond: "Evictions in America"

June 6, 2019

Matthew Desmond, the Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and author of the Pulitzer Prize winner  Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, shared as part of the IPR@50 conference some of the latest results from his Eviction Lab, which created the first-ever national database of eviction records. 

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