Richard Reeves, the John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair, Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, and Director of the Future of the Middle Class Initiative, Brookings Institution spoke about his new book Of Boys and Men in a fireside chat with IPR Director Diane Schanzenbach.
In addition to its colloquia, lectures and briefings, we also organize conferences, fora, symposia and talks on various social policy topics and often with other partners across the year.
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As the country wrestles with a rise in gun violence and urgent calls to rely less on harsh criminal justice strategies to reduce crime, street outreach is becoming an increasingly central violence prevention strategy. This symposium, Advancing the Science and Practice of Street Outreach: Lessons Learned and the Future of Street Outreach in Illinois, highlighted emerging research on outreach, featuring the work of local experts who are building the infrastructure to strengthen the field.
New York Times reporter Jason DeParle met 40-year-old Tita Comodas in 1987 when she welcomed him into her home in Leveriza, a Manila shantytown. Eight months of sleeping on her floor turned into a lifelong friendship. DeParle went on to trace the family’s economic and social trajectory over three generations —and with it, the rise of global migration. During this IPR lecture, he discussed his reporting on Tita and her family, global migration, and poverty from his book A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves.
Across the United States, 1 in 3 Native Americans are living in poverty, with a median income of $23,000 a year. These numbers from the American Community Survey highlight the stark income inequality the nation’s first peoples face. During this colloquium, IPR sociologist Beth Redbird and CNAIR fellow highlighted her ongoing research looking at what drives Native American poverty.
IPR@50 was a year-long celebration that involved public lectures by IPR faculty, former PhD students, and others and culminated in a two-day conference on June 6–7, 2019. IPR’s 50th anniversary offered a unique moment to take stock of what we know about key research areas, to look at how IPR research has contributed to that knowledge base, and to chart a course for studying it in the years to come.