Watch as members of the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, chaired by David T. Ellwood, Center director, discuss how to move ideas into action to dramatically increase mobility from poverty.
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Partnership is putting forward powerful, actionable ideas.
The 2018 Malcolm H. Wiener Lecture on International Political Economy, A Conversation with
Kevin Hassett, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers and Jason Furman (Moderator)
Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, HKS.
The James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation donated $2.5 million to the Harvard Kennedy School to support work to address wealth concentration and inequality. The Center's multidisciplinary program brings together Harvard faculty and PhD students who are exploring issues such as income inequality and wealth concentration, poverty and justice, opportunity and intergenerational mobility, and inequalities of race and place.
G.O.P. Insists Making Poor People Work Lifts Them Up. Where’s the Proof?
In recent months, Republicans have announced plans to attach work requirements to many parts of the social safety net. Though this approach was previously attempted during the Clinton administration, evidence shows that it did not create meaningful improvement in the lives of those affected.
Quoted: Christopher Jencks
Jane Mansbridge Awarded the 2018 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science
Professor Mansbridge wins the prize for shaping the understanding of democracy with sharpness, deep involvement, and feminist theory. The prize conferred by the Skytte Foundation will be ceremonially awarded on September 29, 2018.
Globe Team Tells Story Behind Race in Boston
Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad and a group of journalists from the Boston Globe’s spotlight team recently examined the complexity surrounding racial issues in Boston and the challenges presented. The spotlight team members were finalists for the Pulitzer prize for their work on this topic.