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12th Biennial Poverty Conference: "Poverty in the 'New' 21st Century"

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Location: TBA 

The biennial poverty conference is a collaboration between the Vincentian Center for Church and Society and the Faculty Research Consortium

The keynote lecture and discussions will focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and the way in which it has highlighted social justice questions and inequalities in our society. This year’s conference will also include a special research poster presentation session showcasing scholars’ breakthrough work on poverty-related topics, including but not limited to

  • COVID-19 and poverty in health care, education, housing, employment, and other fields
  • Poverty and the racial divide
  • Global trends in poverty
  • Problems of human migration, human trafficking, and ecology in relation to poverty
  • Relevance of the historical perspectives on poverty today
  • Policy solutions in alleviating poverty
  • The pandemic, poverty, and sustainable development

Student submissions are welcomed and encouraged, but a St. John’s faculty member must direct the research team and be an identifiable principal or coinvestigator. If you would like to submit your abstract for consideration, please do so by April 1. You will be notified if you are selected to participate in the poster session by April 25.