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Using Evidence and Innovation to Address Poverty and Inequality

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On May 16, join New America's Vice President for Technology and Policy, Cecilia Muñoz, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and other national and city leaders for a forum presented by the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity on the role of evidence and innovation in addressing inequality, in NYC and nationally.


9:15 AM:Doors open and light breakfast

10:00 – 11:00AM:Keynote conversation

  • Bill de Blasio, Mayor, City of New York
  • Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Panel conversation

  • Cecilia Muñoz, Vice President of Policy & Technology and Director, National Network, New America
  • Matt Klein, Executive Director, NYC Center for Economic Opportunity
  • Gordon Berlin, President, MDRC
  • Anthony Shorris, First Deputy Mayor, City of New York
  • Richard Buery, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, City of New York
  • Herminia Palacio, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, City of New York 
  • Gabrielle Fialkoff, Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships, City of New York
  • Mindy Tarlow, Director, Mayor's Office of Operations, City of New York
  • Maria Torres-Springer, Commissioner, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, City of New York