School of Social Policy & Practice to Host SP2 Penn Top 10 Post-election Talk

WHO:             John L. Jackson, Jr., dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, Richard Perry University Professor, Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor

Toorjo Ghose, associate professor, School of Social Policy & Practice, expert on incarceration, substance use, homelessness and HIV

Roberta Rehner Iversen, associate professor, School of Social Policy & Practice, expert on low-income families, poverty, economic mobility and workforce development

Antonio Garcia, assistant professor, School of Social Policy & Practice, expert on interventions for youth and families of color and racial disparities in child welfare

Joseph Watkins, executive vice president,

WHAT:           SP2 Penn Top 10 Talk, moderated panel and book launch

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

WHERE:         University of Pennsylvania Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St., Philadelphia

John L. Jackson, Jr., dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania will lead a dynamic panel of faculty experts from SP2 – Penn’s social justice school – as they analyze some of the nation’s most pressing matters of our day and discuss how we can strategically address these issues under a new presidential administration.

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

The event will also feature Joseph Watkins, executive vice president of He has served as a political analyst for MSNBC, CNBC and Al Jazeera and was a former White House aide to United States President George H. W. Bush.

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 is free and open to the public and will be followed by a small reception.