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APPAM International Conference
Inequalities: Addressing the Growing Challenge for Policymakers Worldwide

June 13-14, 2016
London School of Economics

 

To supplement the research and discussion shared at the 2016 APPAM International Conference, we've also planned a number of special events.  All attendees are invited to join us at all events held throughout the conference on June 13-14.

In addition to the information below, please view the Preliminary Program for a full listing of conference sessions and events.

Monday, June 13, 2016


Registration and Breakfast

8:45 - 9:45 AM
Location: Hong Kong Theatre

Join us for a light breakfast after picking up your badge at the registration desk. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the conference including sessions, timing, and event location.
 

Lunch

1:00 - 2:15 PM
Location: 4th Floor Restaurant

Upon picking up their badge at the registration desk, all attendees will receive two lunch vouchers, one for each day of the conference.  Each voucher may be redeemed for lunch at the 4th Floor Restaurant at London School of Economics.

 

Plenary: Living with Insecurity

4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: Old Theatre

Chair: Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University
Speaker: Kathy Edin, Johns Hopkins University
Respondents: John Hills, London School of Economics, and Lisa McKenzie, London School of Economics

Edin and Schaefer’s new book, $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, shines a spotlight on people living with insecurity, as they try to get by on little or no income. In this plenary, Kathy Edin will talk about her research, and two scholars from London School of Economics will respond. John Hills’ work challenges myths about a divide between fixed groups with static incomes. Lisa McKenzie’s ethnographic research reveals the challenges facing low income families in the UK.

 

Welcome Reception

5:30 - 7:00 PM
Location: Senior Dining Room/Common Room

Please join us for hors d'oeuvres and wine at the Welcome Reception immediately following the Living with Insecurities plenary.  All attendees are invited to attend the reception.

 

Student Networking Reception

7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: George IV Pub

The Student Networking Reception will take place on Monday, June 13 at 7pm. Students and recent graduates are encouraged to attend this student networking reception. Come network with seasoned professionals and collaborate with other student attendees from around the world! Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. 

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Registration and Breakfast

8:45 - 9:45 AM
Location: Hong Kong Theatre

Join us for a light breakfast before the morning plenary. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the conference including sessions, timing, and event location.
 

Plenary: The Health  Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World

9:45 - 11:15 AM
Location: Old Theatre

Chair: Aaron Reeves, London School of Economics
Speaker: Michael Marmot, University College of London
Respondents: Anita Charlesworth, The Health Foundation and Kate Pickett, University of York

Health disparities are one of the most pernicious, and persistent, forms of inequality. Michael Marmot, author of The Health Gap and many other ground-breaking studies in this area, will talk about the current state of health inequalities.  Two experts on health inequalities - Anita Charlesworth, from the Health Foundation, and Kate Pickett from University of York - will provide a response.

 

Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 PM
Location: 4th Floor Restaurant

Upon picking up their badge at the registration desk, all attendees will receive two lunch vouchers, one for each day of the conference.  Each voucher may be redeemed for lunch at the 4th Floor Restaurant at London School of Economics.

 

Plenary: Educational Inequalities

5:30 - 7:00 PM
Location: Old Theatre

Chair: Lee Elliott Major, The Sutton Trust
Speaker: Sean Reardon, Stanford University, Bridget Terry Long, Harvard University, and Sandra McNally, University of Surrey and London School of Economics

This plenary session will feature presentations from three leading researchers studying educational inequalities. Sean Reardon will begin with an overview of trends in inequality in school achievement. Bridget Terry Long will then talk about inequality in access to and completion of higher education. Sandra McNally will discuss two other domains - early childhood education and vocational/technical education. Lee Elliot Major from The Sutton Trust will chair and lead the discussion.

 

Closing Reception

7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Shaw Library

Please join us for hors d'oeuvres and wine at the Closing Reception immediately following the Educational Inequalities plenary.  All attendees are invited to attend the reception.

 
 
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