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SP2 Penn Top 10 Talk: A post-election discussion on social justice & policy issues

SP2 Penn Top 10 Talk flyer

Faculty & Research, Student Life



sp2-penn-top-10-talk_flyer-draft_10_10_croppedJust two days after Election Day 2016, the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania is hosting SP2 Penn Top 10 Talk: a post-election discussion around social justice and policy issues.

SP2 Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. will lead a dynamic panel of renowned faculty experts from SP2 – Penn’s social justice school – as they analyze some of the nation’s most pressing matters and discuss how we can, and how the next presidential administration should, strategically address these issues.

The event will also feature guest panelist Joseph Watkins, who has served as a political analyst for MSNBC, CNBC and Al Jazeera and a former White House aide to United States President George H. W. Bush.

The compelling panel discussion will take place in conjunction with the upcoming release of Social Policy and Social Justice – an academic volume edited by Jackson and published by Penn Press.

Social Policy and Social Justice is the final component of the SP2 Penn Top 10 initiative – – a multimodal initiative launched in 2016 designed to educate, enlighten, and empower voters and policymakers from all walks of life leading up to the 2016 presidential election and beyond. The event will take place on Thursday, November 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the University of Pennsylvania Bookstore and is free and open to the public. The moderated discussion will be followed by a small reception.


John L. Jackson, Jr., PhD
Dean, School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2)
Richard Perry University Professor
Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor

Toorjo Ghose, MSW, PhD
Associate Professor, SP2, expert on incarceration, substance use, homelessness and HIV

Roberta Rehner Iversen, PhD, MSS
Associate Professor, SP2, expert on low-income families, poverty, economic mobility and workforce development

Antonio Garcia, MSW, PhD
Assistant Professor, SP2, expert on interventions for youth and families of color and racial disparities in child welfare

Joseph Watkins – Guest Panelist
Executive Vice President,

Thursday, November 10, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

University of Pennsylvania Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104