Poverty Seminar Series – Spring 2022

3rd Friday, January – April
Starting Friday, January 21, 2022
Noon – 1:30 p.m.

This series is hosted by the Center for Social & Behavioral Science in partnership with the School of Social Work.


The first seminar of this series featured University of California Irvine School of Education Distinguished Professor Greg Duncan presenting his research on “The causal impact of poverty reduction on infants and their families.”

Professor Stacia West

The second seminar of this series featured University of Tennessee College of Social Work’s Stacia West, co-founding Director of the Center for Guaranteed Income Research at the University of Pennsylvania, talking about the design, implementation, and first year findings of the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration.

The third seminar of this series featured University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work’s Daniel Brisson, Director of the Center on Housing and Homelessness, speaking on the launch of the Denver Basic Income Project, an initiative to provide guaranteed income to people experiencing homelessness in Denver.

The final seminar of this series featured Senior Public Service Administrator for Illinois Department of Human Services, Dana Kelly discussing the work of the Illinois Commission on Poverty Elimination and Economic Security and the development of All In Illinois, the commission’s new five-year strategy to reduce deep and persistent poverty in the state.