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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

poverty?
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

Scale.

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.

 

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 28, 2017
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm