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Join us for a conversation between Senator Elizabeth Warren and Ford School Dean Michael S. Barr, as they discuss Senator Warren's distinguished career as a public servant, perspectives on poverty and inequality in the United States, and her work to create a more just and equitable economic system. Ford School student leaders Crystal Olalde-Garcia (MPP ‘22) and Janani Gandhi (BA ‘22) will also join the conversation.
Hosted by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and co-sponsored by Poverty Solutions and Democracy & Debate.
From the speaker's bio
Senator Elizabeth Warren grew up on the ragged edge of the middle class in Oklahoma and became a teacher, a law professor, and a United States Senator because America invested in kids like her.
Elizabeth is widely credited for the original thinking, political courage, and relentless persistence that led to the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She led the establishment of the agency, building the structure and organization to protect families from financial tricks and traps hidden in mortgages, credit cards, and other financial products. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Elizabeth served as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP. Her efforts to protect taxpayers and hold Wall Street accountable won praise from both sides of the aisle. In 2012, Elizabeth became the first woman from Massachusetts elected to the United States Senate. As a Senator, she has fought to hold the wealthy and well-connected accountable and ensure our government works for everyone.