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This new photo collection gives a behind-the-scenes view of the different ways that Heller alumni and students are affecting social justice and policy change around the globe.

Thomas Shapiro

The Racial Wealth AuditTM

IASP Director Thomas Shapiro discusses a new tool to help policymakers and analysts assess the direct impacts of policies on the racial wealth gap.

News at Heller

Statements of solidarity

Heller faculty, staff and students support the Brandeis community members who are calling attention to issues of diversity and inclusion on campus.

Expert Q&A: Treating narcotic painkiller addiction

On WebMD, Andrew Kolodny discusses the rise and risks of prescription painkillers, as well as the medications that can assist with treatment for opioid addiction.

Shocking ways airlines are mistreating the disabled

In Yahoo! News, attorney and PhD student Robyn Powell discusses the discriminatory challenges faced by airline customers with disabilities.

A Heller Event

Inequality of Income and Wealth: Causes and Remedies

Is there too much market, or not enough? Noted panelists will debate this key question in the first Heller Social Policy Debate.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Sherman Function Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

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Laurence Simon  •  Professor of International Development

Thomas Shapiro  •  Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy and Director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy

Susan Parish  •  Nancy Lurie Marks Professor of Disability Policy, Director, Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, and Associate Dean, Research

A.K. Nandakumar  •  Professor of the Practice; Director, PhD Program; Director, Institute for Global Health and Development

Walter Leutz  •  Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Personnel

Alain Lempereur  •  Alan B. Slifka Professor of Coexistence and Conflict Resolution

Peter Kreiner  •  Scientist and Principal Investigator, Prescription Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center

Nina Kammerer  •  Senior Lecturer

Constance Horgan  •  Professor and Director, Institute for Behavioral Health

Anita Hill  •  Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's Studies

Ricardo Godoy  •  Professor of International Development

Jody Hoffer Gittell  •  Professor and Executive Director, Relational Coordination Research Collaborative

Deborah Garnick  •  Professor

Angela Duger  •  Adjunct Lecturer

Michael Doonan  •  Associate Professor and Director of the Master’s in Public Policy Program (MPP); Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum; Director of the Council for Health Care Economics and Policy

Diana Bowser  •  Scientist, Lecturer and Director, MS Program in Global Health Policy and Management

Janet Boguslaw  •  Scientist and Senior Lecturer; Associate Director, Master of Public Policy Program; Associate Director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy

Joseph Assan  •  Assistant Professor

Stuart Altman  •  Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy

Shaun Willis • USA • MS '15

Callie Watkins • USA • PhD candidate

Tom Sannicandro • USA • PhD student

Sherria Saafir • USA • MBA '15

Princess Osita-Oleribe • Nigeria • MBA/MS '15

Henrietta Awo Osei-Anto • Ghana • PhD student

Bashir Najeeb • Afghanistan • MS '15

Helene Mukeya • Democratic Republic of the Congo • MS '15

Davron Mirsagatov • Uzbekistan • MA-SID '16

Pa Kong Lee • USA • MA-SID '15

Ramandeep Kaur • India • PhD '15
Public Health Research Analyst, Research Triangle Institute’s Waltham office

Yu Wen Kao • Taiwan • MA-SID '16

Jacquelyn Hodgson • USA • MBA '15

Rachel Gold-Brown • USA • MA-SID/MA-COEX '15

Ev Evnen • USA • MPP/MBA '15

Kimiko Ebata • USA • MA-SID '15

Noella Bigirimana • Rwanda • MS '15

Jodi Benenson • USA • PhD '15
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University

Taroon Amin • USA • PhD '15
Senior Advisor, National Quality Forum

Gregg Weltz • USA • MMHS '97
Director, Division of Youth Services, Department of Labor

Rachael Weiker • USA • MBA '13

Travis Warrington • USA • MA-SID/MA-COEX '13

Lisa Wang • Taiwan • PhD '91
Professor and Library Director, National Chung Cheng University

Anya Rader Wallack • USA • PhD '07
President, Arrowhead Health Analytics

Sara Wall • USA • MPP '10
Program Director, Project Access

Safia Trabelsi • Tunisia • MA-COEX '10
Communication and Partnership Officer, UN Women

Peter Ter • Sudan • MA-SID/MA-COEX '14

Rob Seidner • USA • MBA '03
HR Specialist, U.S. Department of Transportation

Neyha Sehgal • USA • MBA '13

Brian Schon • USA • MBA/MPP '11
Director of Policy and Strategy, Primary Care Progress

Brenna Schneider • USA • MBA '12
Founder and CEO, 99Degrees Custom

Genesis Samonte • The Philippines • MS '14

Angelique Rwiyereka • Rwanda • MS '07, PhD '13

Jennifer Ross • USA • MPP '11

Julie Rosen • USA • MMHS '89
Executive Director, Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

David Portowicz • USA • PhD '80
Chairman and Co-Founder, the Jaffa Institute

Gustavo Payan • Mexico • MA-SID '05
Project Director, International Development Division, Education Development Center

Jayanta Patra • India • MA-SID '13

Paula Paris • USA • MMHS '79
Deputy Director, JFYNetWorks, Boston

Jacqueline Okanga • Kenya • MA-SID/MA-COEX '13

Akiko Mera • Japan • MA-SID '05
Executive Director, Oxfam Japan

Heather McMann • USA • MBA '12
Executive Director, Groundwork Lawrence

Grace Majiakusi • Kenya • MA-SID '13

Henrieta Madarova • Czech Republic • MS '06
Partner, Advance Healthcare Management Institute

Masoud Juya • Afghanistan • MS '11
Co-Founder, Kahkashan-e-Sharq University

Bulat Idrisov • Russia • MS '14

Antoinette M. Hays • USA • PhD '90
President, Regis College

Cariann Harsh • USA • MBA '04
Director, Autism Division, Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services

Abraham Gore • USA • MBA '13

Jessica  Girard '10 • USA • MA-SID '14

Pertula George-Redd • St. Lucia • MA-SID '08
Manager of Volunteer Programs, DC Central Kitchen

Lynn Garvin • USA • PhD '14
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health

Cara Fuller • USA • MBA '05
Program Director, YouthBuild, Sasha Bruce Youthwork

Katherine Fitzgerald • USA • MBA '13

Sarah Emond • USA • MPP '09
Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, Massachusetts General Hospital

Michelle Dworkin • USA • MA-SID '07
Program Officer, USAID

Bevin Croft • USA • MPP '10, PhD Candidate

Matthew Brown '08 • USA • MPP/MA '13

Mary Brooks • USA • MA-SID '03
Lecturer and Assistant Director for Student and Academic Services, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Sara Bonizio • USA • MBA '10
Assistant Vice President for Quality Assurance, Work Inc.

Ronald Bernard • Haiti • MA-SID '12

Neal Bermas • USA • PhD '81
Founder, Streets International

Jessie Babcock • USA • MBA '09
Country Director for Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Panther Alier • South Sudan • MA-SID '09
Team Leader, Winrock International

Tanwir Ahmad • India • MS '13

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