Poverty in America: The Past, Present, and Future

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This year marks fifty-five years since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared an "unconditional War on Poverty" in America. Yet, according to the Census Bureau, nearly 40 million Americans - over 12% of the population - live in poverty. This two-day conference will bring together some of the leading experts in the fields of history, sociology, and political science to explain why the USA, the richest country the world has ever known, is still plagued by the scourge of poverty.

The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Alice O’Connor (UC Santa Barbara).

A full programme is now available.

Registration is via Eventbrite.

This conference is supported by the U.S. Embassy London and the RAI's Academic Programme Fund.