2015 Events, Conferences & Symposia
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November 30, 2015
​Seigle Hall, Room 348, at Washington University​A biweekly seminar series featuring topics relating to labor, households, health care, law, and social welfare.
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, 9:00 a.m.
​Brown Lounge, Brown Hall, Washington University​Matthew Epperson’s research centers on developing, implementing, and evaluating interventions to reduce disparities in the criminal justice system. His primary area of focus is understanding and addressing person and place-level risk factors for criminal involvement among persons with mental illnesses.
November 16, 2015
​Seigle Hall, Room 348, at Washington University​A biweekly seminar series featuring topics relating to labor, households, health care, law, and social welfare.
November 9, 2015
​Webinar
Wealth inequality is higher than at any time since the Great Depression. Tax policy is one of the drivers of growing wealth inequality, but economic trends and the federal tax code are tough talking points. This webinar, designed for advocates, practitioners, policymakers and funders, will address key issues related to tax policy communications and advocacy.

November 2, 2015
​Seigle Hall, Room 348, at Washington University​A biweekly seminar series featuring topics relating to labor, households, health care, law, and social welfare.
October 26, 2015
​Live Stream​Washington University in St. Louis and Duke University are sponsoring a think tank focused on the relationship between social innovation and civic engagement in higher education, hosted on the Washington University Danforth campus.
October 22, 2015
Clark-Fox Forum, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis​Despite the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968, stark racial and economic segregation in housing has continued into the present day. How can we reform and reshape policy to address this fundamental American challenge? Tackling local, state, and federal policies, this conference will focus on specific steps we can take to build more inclusive and equitable metropolitan areas.
October 20, 2015
​Brown Lounge, Brown Hall, Washington University in St. Louis​Join us for a lecture with H. Luke Shaefer, Associate Professor of Social Work and Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of Michigan to discuss his new book, "$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America."
October 19, 2015
​Seigle Hall, Room 348, at Washington University​A biweekly seminar series featuring topics relating to labor, households, health care, law, and social welfare.
October 15, 2015
St. Louis, MO This forum will focus on action steps for investing in quality neighborhoods for all in St. Louis. The evening's agenda will include a discussion with leaders in housing policy, community advocacy, and safe environments in the St. Louis region. We will also release our Discussion Guide and Action Toolkit to help you implement policies and programs in your communities.
October 8-9, 2015
​Biloxi, MS
The conference’s purpose is to engage a diverse group of practitioners, researchers, policymakers, funders and other stakeholders from economic development and asset-building fields to discuss challenges and solutions for economic growth for the Southern region of the United States. Special emphasis will be placed on defining policies and programs that support low-income families and communities.

October 7, 2015
Federal Reserve Bank of St. LouisThis exclusive event will provide insights and lessons on how organizations can begin, improve or expand a 529 or CSA program. Leading experts from around the U.S. will discuss the latest research, program, funding and account-structure ideas in this rapidly growing field.
October 5, 2015
​Seigle Hall, Room 348, at Washington University​A biweekly seminar series featuring topics relating to labor, households, health care, law, and social welfare.
September 27, 2015
​St. Louis, MOJoin JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA) in the mission to cut the US correctional population in #halfby2030. ​JLUSA, in partnership with the Smart Decarceration Initiative and Concordance Academy of Leadership, is offering an eight-hour Emerging Leaders Training on Sunday, September 27 at Washington University in St. Louis.
September 25, 2015
​Edison Theatre, Washington University in St. Louis
Join the Smart Decarceration Initiative for this inaugural event featuring keynote speakers John T. Chisholm and Ronald Simpson-Bey, as they challenge us to rethink, reimagine and redefine justice in the United States.

September 24-27, 2015
Washington University in St. LouisThe inaugural conference of the Smart Decarceration Initiative will convene a diverse group of the best leaders and thinkers in policy, practice and research dedicated to criminal justice reforms. The conference will promote collaboration across disciplines and sectors and stimulate scientifically driven, practical, and applied policy and community-based innovations.

September 24, 2015
Clark-Fox Forum, Washington University in St. Louis​McLeod Lecture Series on Higher Education: “Why Universities should be in Prisons” by Rebecca Ginsburg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Opening Remarks by Jean Allman, Director, Center for Humanities.
September 21, 2015
​Sigle Hall, Room 348, Washington University in St. Louis​A biweekly seminar series featuring topics relating to labor, households, health care, law, and social welfare.
September 17, 2015
​St. Louis, MO ​Join us Thursday, September 17, 2015, from noon to 1:30 pm for a talk by Professor Dan Ben-David, the founder and President of the new independent, non-partisan, Shoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Research and a senior faculty member of the Department of Public Policy at Tel-Aviv University.
September 17, 2015
​Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (310)​Please join us for an exciting talk by University of Chicago Professor Anup Malani on Building Capacity in India: The International Innovation Corps Model at 4:30pm, Thursday, September 17, 2015, in the School of Law, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (310), followed by a reception in the Crowder Courtyard.
September 16, 2015
​St. Louis, MO​Dr. Melvin L. Oliver, the dean of Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will deliver a major speech on "Income and Wealth Inequality" to mark the Fall 2015 re-launching of the Sociology Department at Washington University in St. Louis and to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Center for Social Development.
August 18, 2015
​St. Louis, MO ​This invitation-only meeting brings together Missouri MOST 529 college savings plan and Missouri Child Development Account leaders to discuss program participation, communication strategies, successes, lessons learned, and ideas for future improvement.
August 5-7, 2015
​St. Louis, MO​​Select experts in the field of asset building will meet in St. Louis to discuss ongoing efforts to advance inclusive state and federal policy development and policies that will expand incentives and opportunities for low-and moderate-income families across the life spectrum.
July 6-7, 2015
​Bonn, GermanyThe United Nations Volunteers in partnership with the International Forum for Volunteering in Development, and the Center for Social Development will convene for a two-day workshop titled “Strategic Directions for Global Research on Volunteering for Sustainable Development 2015-2030."
May 28, 2015
​Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO​This forum will focus on action steps for investing in coordinated school health for all K-12 students. The evening's agenda will include a discussion with education, health, and youth development leaders and the release of our Discussion Guide and Action Toolkit to help you implement policies and programs in your communities.
April 30, 2015, 3:00pm
​Brown Lounge, Brown Hall, Washington University in St. Louis, MO​Eugene Steuerle is Richard B. Fisher chair and Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute, and a columnist under the title The Government We Deserve.
April 15-17, 2015
​St. Louis, MO ​Organized by the Financial Capability and Asset Building (FCAB) Initiative at the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St Louis and the Financial Social Work Initiative at the University of Maryland, Baltimore the Convening on Financial Capability and Asset Building: Advancing Education, Research and Practice in Social Work will bring together scholars and educators to examine research and education, and develop the social work agenda in FCAB.
April 15, 2015
​Graham Chapel, Washington University in St. Louis​Best-selling author, consultant to three American Presidents and current Harvard Professor Robert Putnam discusses his new book, "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis."  It is a groundbreaking examination of the growing inequality gap, in which fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility.
April 13, 2015, 12:00 p.m.
Seigle Hall, Room 348, Washington University in ​St. Louis, MO​​​A biweekly brown bag seminar series featuring topics relating to labor, households, health care, law, and social welfare.
April 6, 2015, 12:00 p.m.
Seigle Hall, Room 348, Washington University in ​St. Louis, MO​​​A biweekly brown bag seminar series featuring topics relating to labor, households, health care, law, and social welfare.
March 17-19, 2015
​Toronto, Ontario
The YouthSave Consortium will bring together Consortium members, local research/financial/community partners from Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nepal, and global experts in youth finance to convene at the final Learning & Exchange Conference. The goal of the conference is to share the latest lessons and experiences from YouthSave and identify directions for future work.

March 16, 2015, 12:00 p.m.
Seigle Hall, Room 348, Washington University in St. Louis, MO​​​A biweekly brown bag seminar series featuring topics relating to labor, households, health care, law, and social welfare.
March 10, 2015, 9:00am
​Webinar​​Please join us online at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, for a special CSD 20th Anniversary event: A webinar from the University of Kansas’ Center on Assets, Education and Inclusion.
March 4-9, 2015
​Marriott City Center Hotel, Durham, NCThe International Service-Learning Summit is a two-day meeting that engages participants in a purposeful dialogue about the field of global, immersive service. This year’s theme, “Global Community Partnerships,” will be explored through a deliberate look at effective practice and community outcomes and perspectives.
February 23-24, 2015
​​National University of Singapore​​A conference focusing on care environment, social support & social services for aging in place, family caregiving, and social engagement of older adults.
February 16, 2015, 12:00 p.m.
​Seigle Hall, Room 348, Washington University in St. Louis, MOA biweekly brown bag seminar series featuring topics relating to labor, households, health care, law, and social welfare.
February 3, 2015
Brown Hall, Room 100, St. Louis, MO​Dorothy Stoneman is the Founder and CEO of YouthBuild USA, Inc., a program that aims to enhance education and job skills of low-income youth. YouthBuild USA, Inc is the national support center for over 265 YouthBuild programs in the USA and the sponsor of YouthBuild International. Stoneman is a leader in advocating for youth engagement in civil society. She is chairman of the National YouthBuild Coalition, with nearly 1,000 member organizations in 45 states, Washington D.C., and the Virgin Islands.
January 22, 2015
​St. Louis, MO​Xavier de Sousa Briggs, PhD, Vice President of Ford Foundation will speak in Brown Lounge at Brown Hall at noon on January 22, 2015. The speech is sponsored by Center for Social Development 20th Anniversary, Social Justice Speaker Series, and Assembly Series.