Upcoming Events

September 26, 2017
“The Developing Brain: New Directions in Science, Policy, and Law”
8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Eric P. Newman Education Center Auditorium (Medical Campus)

Co-sponsored by the Brown School, this conference brings together multiple disciplines from across the Washington University campus to explore the ways in which a child’s early environment shapes brain development and behavior, and the implications for public policy. The program includes keynote speakers, a panel discussion and a poster session.

Featured keynote speakers:

Damien Fair, PhD (Oregon Health & Science University)
Pat Levitt, PhD (Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles/USC)
Elizabeth Scott, JD (Columbia University School of Law)
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, PhD (Northwestern University)

For  more information, visit: Office of Neuroscience Research (ONR) Conference on Neuroscience & Society:


October 4, 2017
St. Louis Metropolitan Early Childhood Summit
Sheet Metal Workers Grand Hall, 2319 Chouteau Ave.
Join Vision for Children at Risk and community partners for the St. Louis Metropolitan Early Childhood Summit. This daylong conference on Wednesday, October 4, will focus on creating a comprehensive early childhood system plan for the St. Louis region. Registration information coming soon!
Featured speakers:
Patrick McCarthy (President and CEO Annie E. Casey Foundation)
Rev. Starsky D. Wilson (President and CEO Deaconess Foundation)

October 5, 2017
Thomas Shapiro and “Toxic Inequality”

Clark-Fox Forum, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis (Danforth Campus)

The Department of Sociology, in partnership with the Brown School’s Center for Social Development and Clark-Fox Policy Institute, will host Thomas Shapiro, sociology alumnus (PhD, ’78) and former Brown School faculty member, for a lecture on his new book, Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future. Well known for his research on wealth inequality, especially inequality by race, Dr. Shapiro cowrote with Melvin Oliver the landmark book Black Wealth/White Wealth (1995).

More event details coming soon!


October 23, 2017
Angela Onwuachi-Willig – “Mothering After Trayvon”
12:00 pm, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Washington University in St. Louis (Danforth Campus)

Washington University Law School’s Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series, in partnership with the Clark-Fox Policy Institute, presents Angela Onwuachi-Willig as a keynote speaker this fall. Onwuachi-Willig is a leading scholar of law and inequality and writes in a variety of areas, including employment discrimination and family law. She is author of According to Our Hearts: Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family (Yale 2013). She is the Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.