At this week’s Public Affairs Discussion Group, Doug Imig, professor of political science at the University of Memphis, will lead a conversation on President Obama’s new education policy to provide preschool education for low- and medium-income families. During the talk, titled “From a Moment to a Movement for Children?,” Imig and attendees will examine the possibilities for the program, education policy over time, the role of research in dictating policy and more.
Imig is the resident fellow of the Urban Child Institute in Memphis, Tenn. In addition to the Urban Child Institute, his work is supported by the William T. Grant Foundation and Grantsmakers for Children, Youth and Families. His work has addressed public policy for children and the poor and social movements in both the United States and Western Europe.
The discussion—the last meeting of the semester—will take place Friday, April 26, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Thwing Center’s Spartan Room.
Since 1989, faculty, emeriti, students and staff have gathered on Fridays for a brown-bag lunch and to discuss topics in public affairs.
For updates and more information about the Friday lunch schedule, visit fridaylunch.case.edu.