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Saturday, June 30 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Six Degrees of Separation: How Do Our Connections Improve Our Lives?
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David Leonhardt

David Leonhardt is the Washington bureau chief of The New York Times. Previously, he wrote the paper’s Economic Scene column, focusing on the housing bubble, the economic downturn, the budget deficit, health care reform, and education. In 2011, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary for his “graceful penetration of America’s complicated economic questions, from the federal budget deficit to health care... Read More →
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Anne Mosle

Anne Mosle is executive director of Ascend at the Aspen Institute. Ascend is a hub for breakthrough ideas and proven strategies that move parents, especially women, and their children beyond poverty. Mosle most recently served as a vice president and officer of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, where she developed two new portfolios — Family Economic Security and Civic Engagement — totaling $40 million in annual grantmaking, and had... Read More →
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Robert D. Putnam

Robert D. Putnam is the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a visiting professor at University of Manchester (UK). His most recent book, American Grace, co-authored with David Campbell, focuses on the role of religion in American public life and is the winner of the American Political Science Association’s 2011 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for best book... Read More →
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Mario Small

Mario Luis Small is professor and chair of the Sociology Department at the University of Chicago. Small’s research has focused on urban poverty, social capital, and inequality and culture. His latest book, Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life, which examined how the social networks of New York City mothers were affected by their children’s daycare centers, received several honors, including the C... Read More →

Saturday June 30, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hotel Jerome Ballroom