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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

within Penn.

 
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.

 

WORKING GROUP

Jere Behrman (Economics)

Martha Farah (Psychology)

Sebastian Lipina (National Scientific and Tech’l Research Council, Argentina)

Allyson Mackey(Psychology)

Petra Todd (Economics)

Sharon Wolf (GSE)

 
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO RSVP
info@neuroethics.upenn.edu

 
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

Details

Date:
June 21, 2017
Time:
9:00 am - 1:30 pm