UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank will give the 2018 Paul Offner Lecture in Washington, DC. She will discuss How Universities Can Lead in Addressing Inequality.
In opening remarks and in conversation with Urban Institute President Sarah Rosen Wartell, Chancellor Blank will speak about how universities can be more accessible to a diverse population of students and help them acquire a college degree. Chancellor Blank serves on the faculty of the La Follette School of Public Affairs, which organizes the lecture with the Urban Institute.
Registration and breakfast begins at 9 a.m., with the hour-long presentation to follow. The Urban Institute will live stream Chancellor Blank's lecture, and the recorded video will be posted online the week of November 5.
The lecture series honors the late Paul Offner, a scholar, state legislator, congressional advisor, and educator who left a special legacy of applying solid, evidence-driven research to public policy solutions, especially for disadvantaged people.