Poverty and Inequalities

  • September 27, 2023

    Mason's annual Roger Wilkins Lecture is a tribute to the late Robinson Professor Emeritus of History and American Culture. Wilkins’ daughter, Elizabeth, was on hand Tuesday to introduce this year’s guest speaker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond.

  • September 6, 2023

    Desmond is the guest lecturer for this year’s Roger Wilkins Lecture, taking place Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. in the Harris Theater on the Fairfax Campus.

  • February 28, 2023

    On the same day National Nutrition Month kicks off, millions of individuals and families in the U.S. who currently receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assessment Program (SNAP) will see a decrease in their federal food benefits. On March 1, pandemic emergency allotments to SNAP are set to end–cutting benefits by $90 per month per person (on average).

  • Mon, 07/11/2022 - 11:17

    Michael’s professional career includes leading press and/or policy shops at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Climate Nexus (clients included the United Nations, Vatican City, The White House, and Fortune 500 Companies), U.S. Congress, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Institute for Economics and Peace, Biodiversity Northwest, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and more.