Events Archive

The Office of Minority Health and Community Science Webinar

Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will be presenting at The Office of Minority Health and Community Science Webinar: Building Community Capacity to Use Index Data on Social Determinants of Health. Sarah will be presenting information on Measure of America’s feature mapping program on Thursday, December 19, 2013, 3:30 – 5:00 EST  (click here to register).


World Affairs Council 2013 Conference: March 7-8, 2013

Measure of America co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps will speak at the World Affairs Council’s annual conference on the critical global issues we face today. Featured keynote speakers will be Fareed Zakaria of CNN and Chris Anderson, Editor of Wired. Read more

Milken Institute Global Conference: May 1, 2012

Sarah Burd-Sharps will chair a panel on Managing Disasters: Readiness, Then Response at the Milken Institute in Los Angeles. View event details here, and event program here.

The Institute for Economics and Peace: April 25, 2012

The Institute for Economics and Peace and Measure of America co-directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis are hosting a discussion around the launch of the 2012 United States Peace Index: The Social and Economic Impact of Violence in the U.S.

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Equity for Children: Book Launch of ‘Global Child Poverty and Well-Being,’ April 16, 2012

Measure of America co-director Kristen Lewis will be speaking on a panel to discuss child well-being in the United States, the topic of MOA’s contributed chapter to the newly published Global Child Poverty and Well-Being. MOA’s chapter is entitled “Child Well-being in the US: Proposal for the Development of a ‘Tot’s Index’ Using the Human Development Conceptual Framework.”

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Philanthropy New York: Breathing Life into Numbers, April 10, 2012

Join Measure of America Co-Directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis, and those with a keen interest in using the Index to address the challenges facing ordinary Americans, as we examine a new way to understand well-being and access to opportunity in America today. View event details here.

Out of Poverty: From Surviving to Thriving – 1/18/12

The Marin Community Foundation invites you to a community conversation in conjunction with the launch of A Portrait of Marin, produced by the American Human Development Project. View event details here

Opportunity Nation Summit: Promoting Communities of Opportunity

AHDP Co-Director Sarah Burd-Sharps spoke on a panel at the Opportunity Nation Summit in New York City on November 4th.  Opportunity Nation’s mission is to promote opportunity, social mobility, and access to the American Dream.  See more here.

2011 Huether Lasallian Conference

November 19, 2011Christian Brothers Conference

Forum Presents Disparities in Californians’ Well Being, Role and Response of Philanthropy

November 10, 2011UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Latino Community Foundation: San Francisco, October 21, 2011

AHDP Co-Director Kristen Lewis will address the Latino Community Foundation in San Francisco on October 21, 2011. The Latino Community Foundation’s mission is to create a future where all Latino families are safe, healthy, and full participants in the civic and economic life of California. Learn more.

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, October 20, 2011

AHDP Co-Director Kristen Lewis will offer a nonpartisan, fact-based look at how ordinary people in communities across California are faring. She will be joined by: Sushma Raman, President of Southern California Grantmakers, and Edmund Cain, Vice President of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. This event is open to the public with an RSVP. RSVP for the event.

Canadian Risk and Hazards Network Symposium, October 19, 2011

AHDP Chief Statistician Patrick Guyer will speak at the Canadian Risk and Hazards Network Symposium (CRHNet), held in Ottowa on October 19, 2011. CRHNet symposiums aims to contribute to the creation of a disaster resilient society through inter-disciplinary and inter-jurisdictional dialogue and collaboration among practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and academics. Register for the Symposium.

RAND Los Angeles, October 19, 2011

AHDP Co-Directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis will present their research, “Beyond GDP: Using the American Human Development Index to Identify Need and Assess Impact,” at the RAND Corporation in Los Angeles on October 19. RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. Learn More.

The San Joaquin Valley LEAP Project, October 18, 2011

AHDP Co-Director Kristen Lewis will address The San Joaquin Valley LEAP (Latino Environmental Advancement & Policy Project) in Fresno. Valley LEAP .

San Diego Grantmakers 2011 Annual Conference, October 18, 2011

AHDP Co-Director Sarah Burd-Sharps will speak at the San Diego Grantmakers 2011 Annual Conference on October 18. The conference is the premier gathering of grantmakers from throughout San Diego County, bringing together members of the philanthropic community to learn, share information, and connect with each other to improve philanthropy’s positive impact in our communities. Register for the event.

Webinar: The Common Good Forecaster, June 3, 2011

In collaboration with Spotlight on Poverty, AHDP will be hosting a webinar on Friday June 3, 2011, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EST, on how to utilize the Common Good Forecaster. Created with the United Way, the Forecaster uses Census data to forecast the impact of increased educational attainment on such factors as health, civic engagement and crime. AHDP Co-directors, and Health People founder and executive director, Chris Norwood, will speak. RSVP for the webinar.

Brandeis University, May 11, 2011

AHDP’s Co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps is the Capstone Speaker for the graduating class of Brandeis University’s Heller School of Social Policy and Management.

A Portrait of California Launch Events, May 2011

AHDP will be touring California to launch A Portrait of California, a timely assessment of the well-being of Californians and their unique human development challenges. The lecture series, “Health, Education, and Income in an Age of Austerity,” will feature AHDP’s Co-directors, prominent community advocates, policy experts, and members of the philanthropic community. The events will take place in Sacramento on May 17, Los Angeles on May 18, and San Francisco on May 20. RSVP for these events today.

The New America Foundation, March 31, 2011

On Thursday March 31, 2011, American Human Development Project Co-Directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis will be featured speakers at a discussion of the recently-released The Measure of America 2010-2011 in Washington, DC. The event will take place from 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM at the New American Foundation (NAF), and will be moderated by NAF Economic Growth Program Policy Director, Michael Lind. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP for the event here.

UNICEF Brown Bag Discussion, March 16, 2011

On Wednesday March 16, 2011, AHDP Co-Directors Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis, and Statistician Patrick Guyer presented the findings of The Measure of America 2010-2011 to UNICEF Policy and Practice staff.

A Congressional Briefing on The Measure of America, March 2, 2011

Co-directors Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps will be joined by Congressman Chris Murphy (CT-5) Wednesday, March 2, in a briefing on the The Measure of America 2010-2011: Mapping Risks and Resilience for policymakers and staffers.

Public Policy and Philanthropy: A New Agenda, February 15, 2011

Co-Director of the American Human Development Project, Kristen Lewis, will be a keynote speaker at Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) Public Policy Conference on Tuesday February 15, 2011. The event will take place at the Center for Healthy Communities, Los Angeles, California, and also feature breakout sessions lead by public and community leaders in philanthropy and research. Read more, and register for the event.

Big Gaps in the Big Apple: Lessons from The Measure of America, November 17, 2010.

See what the new 2010-2011 American Human Development Index reveals about the distribution of opportunity in America, with a special focus on the New York metro area. The expert panel and book party is open to the public, and will take place at 6:30 PM on November 17, 2010,  at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge (Light refreshments served). Read more here, forward this invite to friends, and RSVP to, 212.784.5715.

Surging Ahead and Falling Behind: Lessons from The Measure of America, November 10, 2010

Hear the latest findings of the American Human Development Project’s updated 2010-2011 Index of well-being and opportunity. The Washington, DC launch of The Measure of America 2010-2011: Mapping Risks and Resilience will take place at the Kaiser Family Foundation, at 9 AM on November 10, 2010 (Breakfast served at 8:30 a.m.). Learn more here and RSVP to, 212.784.5715.

Katrina @ 5: Partners in Philanthropy, March 22, 2010

Co-director Kristen Lewis will give the opening lunch plenary at the Association of Small Foundation’s “Katrina @ 5: Partners in Philanthropy” conference, taking place on Monday, March 22, 2010, at the New Orleans Marriott. For more information, visit

Called to Serve Conference, April 28, 2010

Co-Director Kristen Lewis will present The Measure of America to the Episcopal Church conference “Called to Serve: The Church Responds to Domestic Poverty,” from 3:00 to 4:30 PM on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. For registration information, please visit the event’s website.

San Francisco Foundation, February 8, 2010

Co-director Sarah Burd-Sharps and Advisory Panel member Carla Javits will present the results of the American Human Development Project to invited guests of the San Francisco Foundation. The presentation will focus on the implications of the Project’s work for the State of California. February 8, 2010, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the San Francisco Foundation, 225 Bush Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA. For invitation information, please contact Scott Owens,, by Feb. 1.

Annual Conference of the San Diego Grantmakers, October 29, 2009

Co-directors Lewis and Burd-Sharps will address the San Diego Grantmakers as they look at “The Future of Philanthropy: Creating Silver Linings.”

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UCLA School of Public Affairs, October 27, 2009

Co-directors Lewis and Burd-Sharps will present their new work to a public audience at the Public Affairs Building, UCLA School of Public Affairs, at 4:00 PM.

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Foundation Center Launches “Philanthropy In/Sight,” July 13, 2009

Drawing on data from the American Human Development Index and the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, “Philanthropy In/Sight” is a one-of-a-kind data visualization platform for better understanding the impact of philanthropy throughout the world.

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National Civic Summit, July 15-17, 2009

Sarah Burd-Sharps presents “The Measure of America: Moving Beyond Wealth to Measuring Progress” as part of the National Civic Summit in Minneapolis: 3PM, Friday, July 17, Minneapolis Hilton Salon Stage.

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Chicago Access Network TV, November 30, 2008

“The Measure of America: Bringing Human Rights Home” to be aired at 3:00pm on Chicago Access Network TV21 featuring a panel discussion with co-director Sarah Burd-Sharp.

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Illinois 2008 Poverty Summit, December 10, 2008

For those in Illinois, Sarah Burd-Sharps, Co-director of the Measure of America, is scheduled to speak on a plenary panel for the state on December 10, 2008.

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Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs, December 4, 2008

Presented by the authors of The Measure of America, the Carnegia Council is hosting a discussion on the progress of the United States compared with other OECD nations on measures of human development. Below is the event’s information and website:

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Altarum Policy Roundtable, October 23, 2008

“Measuring Human Development in America,” was presented at the Altarum Institute, a DC-based nonprofit health systems research and consulting organization serving government and private-sector clients.

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Southern California Grantmakers, November 19, 2008

For those in SoCal, the authors of The Measure of America will be giving a plenary speech at the Southern California Grantmakers 35th Annual Conference on November 19th.

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Shriver Center Dialogue, October 17, 2008

The Measure of America co-author Sarah Burds-Sharp will join others on a panel to discuss the meaning of human rights in the United States. Sponsored by the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, the dialogue will take place on Friday, October 17, 2008 at 8:15am CDT in Chicago, IL. For more information, please visit the event’s website.

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Seminars: Failing Health In America, October 1, 2008

The authors of The Measure of America, Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis, will be presenting a series of tele-seminars sponsored by The Foundation for American Communications (FACS). The next two seminars are scheduled for October 1st and 8th at 2:00pm ET and will cover the topic of education disparities. Afterwards on October 14th and 21st, there will be two additional teleseminars on standard of living at 2:00pm ET on each of those dates as well. For more information and to register for free, click here.

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Invitation to Testify Before Congress, July 23, 2008

Just one day after the launch, the report’s authors were invited by Senator Charles Schumer of New York, Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, to testify at a hearing next week entitled “How Much More Can American Families Be Squeezed By Stagnant Wages, Skyrocketing Household Costs, And Falling Home Prices?”

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National Press Club Unveiling, July 16, 2008

The American Human Development Project released “The Measure of America” on July 16th at a news conference held at the National Press Club.

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U.S. Human Development Report Release, July 16, 2008

The American Human Development Project will release “The Measure of America: American Human Development Report 2008-2009,” the first-ever report about human development in the United States

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Capitol Hill Briefings, July 14, 2008

In the days before the launch, co-authors Kristen, Sarah and Eduardo made courtesy calls to the offices of a number of senators and representatives, particularly those in the bottom congressional districts and states, in order to share the report, explain the findings, and answer questions.

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