• Thursday, September 4 Forum: How Conservatives Can Save the Safety Net
    The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) will host a forum to explore the conservative conversation around the safety net and helping those in poverty. The forum will address questions such as: what can conservatives learn from how liberals talk and think about the safety net and where do free-market economics, federalism, and social responsibility intersect to lift people out of poverty? Panelists include Reihan Salam, lead writer of The Agenda blog in the National Review, and Scott Winship, Walter B. Wriston Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. The event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. EDT at AEI in Washington, D.C.
  • Monday, September 8 Forum: Investing in the American Dream
    The New America Foundation and the Center for Financial Services Innovation will hold a forum to discuss the financial services experience of immigrants in America and the role of both the public and private sectors in promoting financial inclusion for all. Panelists include Charles Kamasaki, senior cabinet advisor at the National Council of La Raza; David Newville, senior policy advisor at the U.S. Treasury Department; and Steve Zuckerman, president of the Self-Help Federal Credit Union. The event will be held from 12:15 - 1:45 p.m. EDT at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C.
  • Wednesday, September 10 Forum: Data for Social Justice: The Impact of Data on Underserved Communities
    The Center for Data Innovation will host a panel discussion to explore technologies and policies that can ensure that the growing popularity of "big data" helps to combat discrimination, promote equality, and ensure social justice among all Americans. Panelists include Samir Goswami, director of government professional solutions at LexisNexis; Christopher Wood, executive director of the LGBT Technology Partnership & Institute; and Christopher Wolf, partner at Hogan Lovells LLP. The forum will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. EDT at the Center for Data Innovation in Washington, D.C.
  • Wednesday, September 10 National Audio Conference: Job Schedules: The Facts
    Far too many workers have volatile and potentially destabilizing schedules. Many face last-minute schedule changes that could jeopardize child care or transportation, or fluctuating hours from week to week that affect one\'s ability to pay rent or buy food. The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), along with co-sponsors the Center for Popular Democracy and the National Women\'s Law Center, will host a series of audio conferences to address these issues and emerging policy opportunities. The first audio call will provide an overview of the issue and will feature Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a co-sponsor of The Schedules that Work Act. The call will be held from 3-4 p.m. EDT.
  • Wednesday, September 17 - Friday, September 19 2014 Assets Learning Conference: Platforms for Prosperity
    The Corporation for Economic Development (CFED) will host a national conference of a growing national network of local and state policy advocates, and practitioners to develop and improve asset-building platforms that promote prosperity. The conference will examine cutting-edge strategies that move individuals and families from poverty to financial security and economic opportunity, and will offer tips on how to advance these strategies across the country. Gloria Steinem, feminist, journalist, and social and political activist, will headline the closing plenary. The conference will be held at the Mariott Marquis Hotel in Washington, D.C.
  • Friday, September 19 Conference: Building a Strong Foundation: Understanding Whether and How Economic Inequality Affects Economic Growth
    The Washington Center for Equitable Growth will host a conference bringing together top experts from across the political spectrum to debate and discuss the latest research related to economic inequality and economic growth and the implications for the U.S. workforce and future U.S. economic competitiveness. Featured speakers include Marianne Cooper, sociologist at Stanford University\'s Clayman Institute for Gender Research; Brad Delong, professor of economics at the University of California-Berkeley and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; and Ann O\'Leary, vice President and director of the Children & Families Program at Next Generation. The conference will be held at FHI 360 in Washington, D.C.
  • Friday, September 26 Deadline: Nominations for the 2015 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize
    The American Academy of Political and Social Science invites nominations for the 2015 Moynihan Prize, which honors public servants and scholars who champion the use of social science research and evidence in policymaking. The Prize seeks to recognize an individual whose career has demonstrated the value of sound analysis and social science research in advancing the public good. Each year the Moynihan Prize winner accepts theaward and delivers a major public policy address at a ceremony held in springtime. Past winners included Paul Volcker, William Julius Wilson, Diane Ravitch and Joseph Stiglitz. Nominations must be submitted by September 26, 2014.