How do we create a world with opportunities for all?

Much of the world still lack adequate nutrition, healthcare, social and economic security. Failure to address the needs and promote the rights of vulnerable populations could fuel further instability across the globe. Empowering them could unleash tremendous human potential and economic growth. Workshops in this thematic area will explore the sources of vulnerability among various groups: women, children, older adults, refugees, homeless, and underserved populations. Research projects will advance knowledge and develop interventions that address disparities in areas such as healthcare, nutrition, human rights, and international law, financial and social inclusion, gender-based inequalities, disability, and mental health. A plenary session will address how the opportunity gap can be lessened for people on a global scale.

Plenary 2: Access to Opportunity

Chair: Adrienne Davis, William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law and Vice Provost, Washington University in St. Louis

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person proceedings of the 8th International Symposium will be postponed to fall 2021. We will, however, hold a virtual session on the original dates this October 2020. Details to follow.