Issues of social inequality, racism and economic disparity remain at the forefront of the most serious challenges facing America. The COVID-19 pandemi
Issues of social inequality, racism and economic disparity remain at the forefront of the most serious challenges facing America. The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified their complexity and diminished the confidence and resources of many Americans, yielding serious implications for our nation’s overall health, security and social cohesion. Moreover, business, government and civil sectors have put forth few sustainable solutions.
To move beyond publishing research and reports, ASU is launching a new kind of academic endeavor – an ASU Center for the Future of Equality – to create tangible and useful products that communities can use to help reduce the effects of inequality.
Join a special, virtual launch event at 1 p.m. MST, Feb. 11, when ASU will unveil additional details, including the center’s full name, and ASU President Michael M. Crow, other university leaders and Executive Director Ehsan Zaffar, will talk about the inception and realization of this center. ASU will also share the plans for 2021 and opportunities for collaboration in the endeavor.
The center is a cross-disciplinary effort with funding and support from Arizona State University President Michael Crow, as well as the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, W. P. Carey School of Business, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Social Transformation.