Global Inequality Conference

From October 26, 2017 at 12:00 am to October 28, 2017 at 11:59 pm
Brown Lounge, Goldfarb

The Global Inequality Conference is envisioned as a three-day program open to the Washington University community.

The goals are:

  • To facilitate productive dialogue between the students and both academic and seasoned practitioners who are experts in global inequality and interventions
  • To consider the structural and social causes of inequality as well as how different groups and individuals experience it and what we can do to mitigate its effects
  • To incorporate a variety of perspectives, thereby leaving conference participants with a transdisciplinary understanding of this wicked problem
  • To discuss the history and current research of interventions in order to align them with the framework of evidence-based practice
  • To engage students in a practical exercise of conflict resolution among stakeholders through an environmental justice case competition
  • To foster collaboration and connection among Washington University undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni and other professionals in the field

Format: Thursday October 26th: Keynote, Brown Lounge

  • 5:30 – 7:00pm Interventions to Address Global Inequality
    • Professor James Midgley, University of California – Berkeley
  • 7:30 – 9:00pm Dinner for panelists and organizers (invite only), Goldfarb 132

Friday October 27th: Panel Conversations and Poster Session, Women’s Building Formal Lounge

  • 10:00-11:30am Roots of Global Inequality: Structures, Processes and Practices Student Moderator from IAS Panelists:
    • Joana Breidenbach, Founder, Betterplace Lab
    • Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Senior Researcher, IFPRI
    • Nancy Jernigan, Executive Director, Partners in Sustainable Development
  • 11:45-12:45pm Student Poster Presentations of Research and Practice
    • Lunch provided
  • 1:00-2:30pm Social Identities and the Experience of Inequality Student Moderator from Brown Panelists:
    • Anne Toba, CEO, Ripples Foundation
    • TBC, Caitlin Collins, Assistant Professor, Sociology/WGSS – TBC

Saturday October 28th: Environmental Justice Case Competition, Goldfarb 132

  • 8:30-11:30am Teams prepare case
  • 11:30-1:00pm Presentations begin
  • 1:00 – 2:00pm Lunch