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Investigating Homelessness

A conversation with Dennis Culhane and Jennifer Egan

What kinds of stories do we tell — do we need to tell — about homelessness in the US in 2024? How can investigative journalism and social-scientific research combine forces to capture the present situation and future dimensions of homelessness? What role do the lives, experiences, and idea of unhoused populations play in the public understanding and policy implications of this social problem? Please join us for an open panel discussion of these questions and more, featuring Dennis Culhane (Dana and Andrew Stone Professor of Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice) and Jennifer Egan (award-winning novelist and journalist; Artist in Residence at the Penn English Department). Lunch will be served.