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News and Opportunities
Summit on Technology and Opportunity

Leaders from government, tech, academia, and philanthropy came together last week for the first-ever Summit on Technology and Opportunity, hosted by the White House, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and the CPI. The summit explored how technology can be leveraged to address the problems of poverty and inequality.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Center for Ethics in Society seeks to appoint up to four new postdoctoral fellows for 2017-2018. Each fellow in the program will be matched with a partner research center. The CPI is one of four participating centers. Applications are due by Monday, December 12.

America’s Poverty Course
Do you need a crash course on poverty and inequality? It’s not too late to enroll in our free online course featuring forty of the country’s top scholars. Course professor David Grusky will be joining the discussion forum today to answer student questions. Sign up here.
How Much Inequality Is Too Much?

Harvard University professor Richard Freeman asks whether our current level of inequality optimizes economic growth, stability, and shared prosperity in this five-minute video from the course.

Featured Research
Wealth Inequality

The latest issue of RSF investigates the causes of contemporary wealth inequality and explores its consequences for social mobility, racial equity, education, marriage, and family well-being. The issue includes articles from CPI affiliates Jonathan Fisher, Timothy Smeeding, Jeffrey Thompson, and Edward Wolff.

Talks and Events
Defending Women’s Health and Rights

Francoise Girard, president of the International Women’s Health Coalition, discusses what domestic policy positions the Trump administration might take and what can be done to prevent rollbacks and guarantee advances for women’s health and rights.

Wednesday, December 7, Encina Hall, Reuben Hills Conference Room, 12pm
Hidden Inequities in Active-Learning Classrooms

Sara Brownell explores how the transformation from instructor-centered to student-centered classrooms has affected women and LGBTQIA students.

Friday, December 9, Hartley Conference Center, 2pm
Self-Regulation in Children and Their Caregivers

Stanford professor Jelena Obradovic examines the importance of self-regulation using a two-generation intervention designed to promote resilience in at-risk families.

Tuesday, December 13, CERAS 101 Learning Hall, 12pm
Should We Expect Returns on Our Social Investments?

Columbia University professor Peter Muennig considers whether we can expect health or monetary returns on investments in cash assistance, education, and transit policies.

Thursday, December 15, Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall A, 2pm
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The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, a program of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, is partly supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Elfenworks Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation).

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