Events & Conferences

Conferences and Symposia

May 21, 2015
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Part II: Building a Research Agenda in Behavioral Economics, Parenting, and Child Development - A Russell Sage Foundation Workshop

April 22, 2014
Russell Sage Foundation, NY, NY
Building a Research Agenda in Behavioral Economics, Parenting, and Child Development

July 23-24, 2012
University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Fragile Families in Australian Communities

April 20-21, 2012
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Investing in Early Childhood: A Global Perspective on the Interplay Between Family and Interventions

May 5-6, 2011
National Poverty Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

The Long-Run Impacts of Early Life Events III

January 31-February 2, 2011
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Advancing Child and Family Policy Through Research: A View From the South

December 12-14, 2010
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Social Policy and Family Influence on Children

March 12-13, 2009
National Poverty Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

The Long-Run Impacts of Early Life Events II

May 16, 2008,
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Health and Attainment over the Lifecourse: Reciprocal Pathways from Before Birth to Old Age

Annual Lecture on Science, Technology & Society

Each year, an invited speaker will present research that deepens our understanding of the risks and improvements to human existence brought about by human inventiveness.

April 23, 2015
Maya Shankar on A Government for the People: Using Behavioral Science to Design Policies that Work Better and Cost Less, Co-Sponsored with Chicago Booth's Center for Decision Research.

April 16, 2014
Jennifer Brooks on Science in the Service of Improved Outcomes for Disadvantaged Children and Families, Co-Sponsored with The Ounce of Prevention Fund and Childrens Home + Aid.

October 18, 2012
Paul Tough on The Science of Success, Co-Sponsored with the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group.

December 1, 2011
Half-Day Symposium on the Science and Policy of Obesity, with keynote by Bechara Choucair, M.D., Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health

October 22, 2009

Dr. Heidi Schweingruber on The State of Science Education: A Local and National Perspective

November 20, 2008

Professor Robert W. Fairlie on The Educational Consequences of the Digital Divide

October 26, 2007

Emeritus Professor James R. Flynn on What is Intelligence?