On Thursday, July 14th 2016, Results for America collaborated with the American Enterprise Institute and the Washington Monthly to bring together experts to discuss the recently published four-part Washington Monthly series which explores the innovative anti-poverty measures implemented by New York’s Center for Economic Opportunity. The video features RFA Senior Fellows and Co-Authors of the four-part series, Linda Gibbs and Robert Doar, as well as RFA Senior Fellow Melody Barnes, Paul Glastris (Editor-in-Chief, Washington Monthly), and Gordon Berlin (President of MDRC).
Watch the full event with each of these panelists and the Q&A that followed:
Read the four part Washington Monthly series below:
- New York City’s Turnaround on Poverty
- How an “Infrastructure for Innovation” Can Defeat Poverty
- How Failures Helped Lead to Success in New York’s War on Poverty
- How to Lead a New National War on Poverty
Missed our What Works to Combat Poverty: Lessons from NYC’s Center for Economic Opportunity event? Learn more below.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
1:00–2:30 p.m. EDT
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Washington Center, Johns Hopkins University
1740 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, DC 20036
The Bloomberg administration in New York City spanned from 2002 through 2013, a turbulent economic time that included the Great Recession and marked a 28 percent rise in national poverty. Surprising, poverty did not increase in New York City, the epicenter of the market collapse. What drove this surprising result? How did a city that was reeling from the bottoming out of the market show such resilience for those in greatest need?
In a new series produced for the Washington Monthly, Results for America Senior Fellows Robert Doar and Linda Gibbs provide their on-the-ground perspective on the evidence-based and data-driven decision making as embodied in one effort – the mayor’s Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), a poverty fighting research lab committed to experimentation and scaling what works in moving people out of poverty. In a roundtable discussion, Mr. Doar and Ms. Gibbs will be joined by federal policy experts Melody Barnes and Gordon Berlin to discuss the lessons learned from the anti-poverty experiments of the Bloomberg administration through the development of CEO, and the potential for these experiments to inform federal anti-poverty strategies.
Featured Speakers included:
- Melody Barnes, Co-Founder and Principal of MB2 Solutions LLC; Vice Provost for Global Student Leadership Initiatives at New York University; Former Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy (Obama)
- Gordon Berlin, President, MDRC
- Robert Doar, Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies at AEI; Former Commissioner of New York City’s Human Resources Administration (Bloomberg administration)
- Linda Gibbs, Principal with Bloomberg Associates; Former New York City Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services (Bloomberg administration)
- Paul Glastris, Editor-in-Chief, the Washington Monthly (Moderator)