The future of asset-based policies in the US and UK

Location
8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL, NCVO, Regent's Wharf
Category
Research, Social Sciences
Date(s)
Thursday 8th March 2012 (09:30-15:15)
Contact
Ricky Joseph, r.joseph@bham.ac.uk|, or call 0121 414 7233.
Description

London event

Date: Thursday 8 March 2012
Time: 9.30 - 3.15
Venue: NCVO, Regent's Wharf, 8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL

How to book

Please note: This event is booking fast. Places will need to be confirmed by contacting Ricky Joseph, r.joseph@bham.ac.uk| before they can be guaranteed.

To book your place, please complete the online booking form| and select whether you wish to attend the London (8 March) or Birmingham (9 March) event.

The distribution of wealth is highly unequal in the US and UK and is seen, by some, as having contributed to the Global Financial Crisis we are currently witnessing. The UK's Coalition Government appears to have turned its back on asset-based welfare with its abandonment of the Child Trust Fund and Saving Gateway. What future for asset-based policy in the UK and US during these economically turbulent times? This is the key question for this event for which booking is now open.

CHASM is pleased to be hosting an exciting line-up of leading US researchers and practitioners in the field of asset-based policies. The line-up will include:

  • Dalton Conley, Dean of Social Science, New York University
  • William Darity, Director of the Racial Asset Network, Duke University
  • Thomas Shapiro, Director of the Institute of Assets and Social Policy, Brandeis University
  • Margaret Sherraden, University of Missouri, St Louis
  • Michael Sherraden, University of Washington, St Louis

This London event will be chaired by Karen Rowlingson (Director of CHASM) and will also include John Hills and Julian Le Grand (London School of Economics) and Stephen McKay from the University of Birmingham.

This event will bring together for the first time US and UK research, policy and practitioner communities to exchange and debate important challenges facing both countries as we enter a period of global uncertainties and risk.

Who should attend?

The event will be of particular interest to:

  • Academics
  • Policymakers
  • Third sector organisations
  • Local authorities
  • Community groups
  • Anyone with an interest in the role of assets

Find out more

Further information

If you have any queries about this event, please contact Ricky Joseph, r.joseph@bham.ac.uk|, or call on +44(0)121 414 7233.

To book your place, please complete the online booking form| and ensure you select whether you would like to attend the London or Birmingham event.