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Date and Location

August 13, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM




Divides – economic, racial, cultural, and educational, to name just a few – exist between communities across the country. But the perceived divide between rural and urban areas have been a lightning rod for our national conversation over the past several years. Setti Warren, in conversation with two journalists working at both ends of this spectrum, a Harvard economist who studies regional economic divides, and author and Senior Fellow at the Shorenstein Center, Tara Westover, will dig into what is real about the divide between rural and urban America, and where we actually find more commonalities than differences across these communities. Come hear the real stories of what is happening economically in urban and rural America.


Connor Sheets, investigative reporter for the Alabama Media Group.Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter for The WGBH News Center for Investigative Reporting, based in Boston.Dr. Gordon Hanson, Peter Wertheim Professor in Urban Policy at Harvard Kennedy SchoolTara Westover, Author of Educated and a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy SchoolSetti Warren, Executive Director of the Shorenstein Center and former Mayor of Newton, MA.

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Speakers and Presenters

Connor Sheets, investigative reporter for the Alabama Media Group.