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McKelvey School of Engineering

What Economic Security Looks Like and How to Get There

Wednesday, May 18 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Virtual Event

What policies can help more families achieve economic security? On May 18, 12:00–3:00 PM (ET), join U.S. Senator Bob Casey (PA), William Elliott III, Trina Shanks, Michael Sherraden, Thomas Shapiro, and other experts for a discussion on the combination of income- and asset-based policies that can broaden economic security equitably.

This special event is organized by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the University of Michigan School of Social Work, the Grand Challenges for Social Work Network to Reduce Extreme Economic Inequality, the Center for Social Development in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, and the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity (IERE). Registration is free but required.


For more, visit https://csd.wustl.edu/economic-security-51822/.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Brown School



Center for Social Development


Event Contact

Tanika Spencer

Speaker Information

Featured Speakers

Jennifer Kelly
Policy Director, Ewing Marion Kaufmann Foundation

Michael Sherraden
George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor, Washington University in St. Louis and Founding Director, Center for Social Development

U.S. Senator Bob Casey

Trina Shanks
Harold R. Johnson Collegiate Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan School of Social Work

Amy Castro
Assistant Professor of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania, and Founding Director, Center for Guaranteed Income Research

William Elliott III
Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan, and Founding Director, Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion

Thomas M. Shapiro
Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy, Brandeis University

Debra-Ellen Glickstein
Founding Executive Director, NYC Kids RISE

Bill Zavarello
Policy Consultant and Advocate

Jorge E. Castro
Member & Co-Lead, Tax Policy Practice, Miller & Chevalier

Connie E. Evans
President and CEO, Association for Enterprise Opportunity

Signe-Mary Mckernan
Vice President, Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population, and Codirector, Wealth and Financial Well-Being Initiative, Urban Institute

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