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Global Child Poverty: Can Neuroscience Help? Workshop II
June 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 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.
Workshop II: Can neuroscience help efforts to alleviate global child
We will review the current state of child development programs and
measures globally, and assess the relevance of poverty neuroscience,
developed primarily in high-income countries, to understanding and
addressing child poverty in middle- and low-income countries, and
specifically consider the role assigned to neuroscience in the influential
Lancet series, Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to
GOALS, FORMAT: A critical assessment of the generalizability of the
current science to global child poverty and the assumptions and
aspirations underlying the role of neuroscience in multilateral and
multidisciplinary efforts to foster child development in poverty. One
afternoon, with panels and extended group discussion, ample caffeine and
a closing wine and cheese reception.
We hope you will join us and contribute to one or both of these
interdisciplinary dialogs on child development, poverty and
neuroscience in global context.
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