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DC's Jair Lynch and Stanford Professor David Grusky discuss Economic Inequality: Facts, trends, and solutions

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Tue, April 21, 2015
06:00PM - 08:30PM
Stanford in Washington
2661 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20008
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Mr. Jeffrey Neal


  • Why has income inequality increased so spectacularly in the last 30 years? Why has poverty remained so intransigently high?
  • Are extreme inequality and persistant poverty an inevitable socioeconomic reality -or- can anything be done to effectively address them?

Please join us for a reception, presentation and discussion with one of DC’s prominent and innovative real estate developers and one of the nation’s leading experts on income inequality addressing these questions and answers.

Jair Lynch won a silver medal in gymnastics at the 1996 Olympics. He had an innovative and polished style that stood out. He’s parlayed that same innovation, skill, and hard work in his real estate development company. JAIR LYNCH Development Partners is an urban regeneration company that specializes in the responsible transformation of urban markets. The firm combines social responsibility with thoughtful economic development to create a lasting impact and extraordinary neighborhoods. He is committed to empowering people, developing place, and creating prosperity for everyone.

David B. Grusky is the Barbara Kimball Browning Professor of Sociology at Stanford University. He is the director of the Center on Poverty & Inequality, the California Welfare Laboratory, and Recession Trends - a website that monitors and reports on economic and social effects from the economic downturn. He is a coeditor of Pathways Magazine and the Social Inequality Series. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, corecipient of the 2004 Max Weber Award, founder of the Cornell University Center for the Study of Inequality, and a former Presidential Young Investigator.

The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, one of the country’s three federally-funded poverty centers, is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to monitoring trends in poverty and inequality, examining what is driving those trends, and developing science-based policy on poverty and inequality.

The evening’s reception, including light hors d’oeuvres and beverages, will begin at 6:30pm, followed by the 7:15pm presentation.

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