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Events
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 | 12:10 – 1:30pmSocial Sciences and Humanities Building
Lecture: Laura Tach, Cornell University

Laura Tach is an associate professor and director of Graduate Studies in the Brooks School of Public Policy at Cornell University. Her research and teaching interests focus on poverty and social policy. In her research, she uses quantitative and qualitative methods to study how social policies can alleviate poverty among disadvantaged families and communities.

She co-authored It’s Not Like I’m Poor: The Financial Lives of the Working Poor and co-edited, with Brooks School colleagues Rachel Dunifon and Doug Miller, Confronting Inequality: How Policies and Practices Shape Children’s Opportunities. She co-directs Cornell Project 2Gen, an initiative of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research. Project 2Gen serves as a hub for research, policy and practice that supports vulnerable caregivers and children together.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 | 12:10 – 1:30pmSocial Sciences and Humanities Building
Lecture: Florencia Torche, Stanford University

Florencia Torche is Dunlevie Family Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. Her research and writing focus on social inequality and social mobility, educational disparities, and marriage and family dynamics. Her recent scholarship has extensively studied the influence of early-life exposures and circumstances — starting before birth — on individual health, development and well-being using natural experiments and causal inference approaches.

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