Other Events

September 26, 2017
Location: Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk
Description: Can the Global order survive an era of nationalism? Will International alliances overcome national retrenchment? When is electoral democracy a pathway to populism? What key forces will shape the world's economic future?
Explore these questions with world leaders, diplomats, military officials, journalists, and industry experts at Perry World House. Also featuring the inaugural Penn Biden Leaders Dialogue, co-hosted with the Penn Biden Center. Registration will open on Tuesday September 5th.
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September 27, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: PSC Conference Room, 5th floor, McNeil Building
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September 27, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Amada Armenta Assistant Professor of Sociology - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 103 McNeil Building
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September 29, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Kenneth Shores Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Penn GSE
Location: 169 McNeil Building
Description: The Geography of Black White Educational Inequality: Linking Disproportionality across Multiple Educational Domains
Using district level data that cover 75 percent of the black public school population, we characterize the extent to which black white gaps in achievement, rates of school disciplinary policy, Advanced Placement (AP) course taking and classification into special education and Gifted and Talented courses are linked across school districts in the United States. We show that gaps in each of these domains are large in magnitude and correlated; districts with large gaps in one area are likely to have large gaps in other areas. Socioeconomic inequality and segregation are strikingly consistent predictors of achievement, discipline, AP course taking and classification gaps. While socioeconomic and segregation variables consistently predict achievement and non-achievement gaps, there is much more unexplained variance for non-achievement outcomes; depending on the outcome, socioeconomic and segregation variables explain  between 1.5 to 3 times as much of the variation in achievement gaps as they do for the other educational outcomes. These findings reveal that underlying and systemic patterns of inequality drive inequalities across multiple educational outcomes; however, unobserved discretionary policies at the district and school levels are more influential for gaps in non-achievement outcomes.
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October 5, 2017 7:30 AM - October 6, 2017 2:30 PM
Location: The Inn at Penn, 3600 Sansom Street
Description: Join in a collaborative exchange of ideas on novel solutions to today‚Äôs health care challenges, together with leaders in health care policy and practice from academia, government, and the private sector. Penn LDI is taking a moment to celebrate its 50 years of health policy leadership with a symposium focused on ideas to improve health and health care over the next 50 years. Click Here for more information.
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October 29, 2017 - November 4, 2017
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Description: The IUSSP International Population Conference is a major international event drawing over 2,000 scientists, policy makers and practitioners in the global population community to meet and address issues of common concern.  The Conference takes place once every four years, providing a unique forum for population experts to take stock of recent research on population trends and issues and to debate possible actions and policy responses to the challenges posed by population phenomena. The Conference will include invited plenary debates and panel discussions on population and sustainable development issues as well as over 240 scientific sessions featuring the results of recent research from around the globe. Sessions will cover a wide range of topics including international migration, sexual and reproductive health, poverty and inequality, population and environment interactions, the consequences of population ageing and issues related to children and youth, education, the labour force, and gender and human rights. There will also be a set of sessions on Population and Policy Challenges in Africa. Attention to advances in methods and data measuring population phenomena and evaluating progress towards health and development goals such as the SDGs will be a key concern cutting across all sessions.  In addition, there will be exhibits, side meetings and training sessions. The Conference is open to all members of the population community and draws in experts working in research, teaching, governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as the private sector including publishing companies and the media. Institutions working in the population field are encouraged to organise exhibits, side meetings, and training workshops or become an institutional sponsor. Further information on these opportunities will be posted on this website.
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November 13, 2017 - November 14, 2017
Location: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Georgetown University, Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Description: Join researchers and experts from government, academia, and business to share approaches and foster collaborative opportunities in advancing the use of administrative data in social science research. Registration opens September 5th!
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