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.

Link to May 3rd Event Video
Download the Partnership’s 2018 Report

Kevin Hassett

The 2018 Malcolm H. Wiener Lecture on International Political Economy, A Conversation with
Kevin HassettChairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers and Jason Furman (Moderator)
Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, HKS. 

Watch the recording.
Read the article in The Harvard Crimson.

Harvard Campus

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. 

Read the article in The Harvard Crimson
Watch the Inaugural James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Lecture with Thomas Piketty

The Center's research and teaching focuses on domestic public policy topics including: inequality, urban poverty, criminal justice, education, child welfare, health policy, immigration, history and race, American Indian economic development, and labor.


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.


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