• Tuesday, April 29 - Wednesday, April 30 2014 Children’s Savings Accounts Conference: From Aspirations to Achievement
    The Corporation for Enterprise Development(CFED) will host a two-day conference convening stakeholders from the fields of asset building, education, and finance to explore recent innovations, strategies, and opportunities in expanding access to and the availability of children’s savings programs. The conference will be held at Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.
  • Wednesday, April 30 Forum: Graduation Day: How Dads’ Involvement Impacts Higher Education Success
    The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) will host a forum to examine the extent to which father involvement is tied to an increasingly critical milestone in young adults’ lives: graduation from college. The event will include a discussion of how public policy and culture can help families ensure their children’s educational success, and how the effects of paternal involvement vary by socioeconomic background. Panelists include Robert Doar, Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies at AEI; Kay Hymowitz, William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute; and W. Bradford Wilcox, visiting scholar at AEI and director of the National Marriage Project. The event will be held from 12-1:30 p.m. EDT.
  • Wednesday, April 30 Webinar: Behavioral Economics at Tax Time
    The Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse and the Asset Policy Project at the Center for American Progress will cosponsor a webinar to examine how short-term incentives to save –made available at tax time – can lead to longer-term savings habits, reduce material hardships, and improve overall financial well-being. Presenters include Dr. Michal Grinstein-Weiss, associate director of the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis, and Gayle Hamilton, senior fellow in the low-wage workers and communities policy area at MDRC. The webinar will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. EDT.
  • Thursday, May 8 Lecture: Inequality in America: A Policy Agenda for a Stronger Future
    The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) will host its annual Daniel Patrick Moynihan Lecture on Social Science and Public Policy. This year AAPSS will award Nobel Laureate and Columbia University professor Joseph E. Stiglitz for his work demonstrating the value of using social science evidence to advance the public good. Stiglitz will give a lecture on how the nation\'s historic inequality is endangering our future and will lay out policies for a stronger future for all Americans and the economy. The event will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. EDT at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.