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Global Child Poverty: Can Neuroscience Help? Workshop I
June 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
You are invited to a pair of workshops inspired by the Lancet report, Advancing Early Childhood
Development: from Science to Scale, led by Penn faculty including report co-author Jere Behrman
(Economics) and Dr. Sebastian Lipina (National Scientific and Technical Research Council of
Argentina) with participating faculty and students from throughout Penn.
What is known about poverty and brain development?
WORKSHOP I: What is known about poverty and brain development?
We will briefly lay out the “state of the art” in poverty neuroscience,
examine its relevance to social policy and practice, and engage the
expertise and knowledge of Penn faculty and students from diverse fields
concerned with child poverty. These include economics, education,
epidemiology, health disparities, medical ethics and health policy, nursing,
psychology, social work, sociology, urban studies, and other disciplines
GOALS, FORMAT: A critical assessment of the science and its applicability
to real world problems; engagement of more Penn colleagues with issues
of neuroscience and child poverty. One morning, with panels and extended
group discussion, ample caffeine and a closing lunch.
Jere Behrman (Economics)
Martha Farah (Psychology)
Sebastian Lipina (National Scientific and Tech’l Research Council, Argentina)
Petra Todd (Economics)
Sharon Wolf (GSE)
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO RSVP
WITH THANKS TO
The SAS Dean’s Integrative Global Inquiries Fund, the Population Studies Center, the Penn Institute
for Economic Research and the Center for Neuroscience & Society