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Date and Location

March 4, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Harvard’s Gutman Conference Center – 6 Appian Way, Cambridge


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​In America’s Hidden Economic Engines, editors Robert B. Schwartz and Rachel Lipson spotlight community and technical colleges as institutions uniquely equipped to foster more equitable economic growth across America’s regions. Schwartz and Lipson demonstrate that these colleges are the best-placed institutions to reverse the decades-long rise in US economic inequality by race, class, and geography.

Robert B. Schwartz, AB ’59, C.A.S.’67, Professor Emeritus of Practice in Educational Policy and Administration, HGSE

Rachel Lipson, AB '12, MBA, MPP '18, Co-editor, America's Hidden Economic Engines, founding Director, Harvard Project on Workforce

Peter Blair, Assistant Professor of Education at HGSE, will introduce the speakers.

Kenneth Adams, President of LaGuardia Community College, will be in conversation with the  book’s editors.

Monday3/4/202412-1p.m. (refreshments will be served)Harvard Graduate School of EducationGutman Conference Center, E36 Appian WayCambridge, MA​

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​The Project on Workforce At Harvard​