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2020 Census: Citizenship, Science, Politics, and Privacy

a Symposium

Gary Peters (US Senate)
Al Fontenot (U.S. Census Bureau, Decennial Census Program)
Barbara A. Anderson
James S. House
Joelle Abramowitz
Jason Owen-Smith
Jeffrey Morenoff
Margaret Levenstein
Jowei Chen (ISR, Center for Political Studies)

Wednesday, 10/31/2018, 8:30am to 12:00pm.   ARCHIVED EVENT

Location: 426 Thompson St, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Co-sponsored by the Ford School of Public Policy

The event will be a half-day symposium at which scholars, public officials, private sector representatives, and other census stakeholders will address preparations for the 2020 Census and the challenges it faces, include funding, the proposed citizenship question, and the implications of an inaccurate count.

Preparations for the 2020 Census are underway, amidst conversations, controversy, and lawsuits over the possible addition of a citizenship question to the decennial survey. Join us as we bring together Census officials, stakeholders and scholars to discuss what's at stake in 2020.


8:30 AM: Keynote by Al Fontenot, Associate Director, Decennial Census Program, U.S. Census Bureau

8:50 AM: Citizenship and Politics

Opening Remarks by Gary Peters, United States Senator for Michigan

Barbara Anderson, former chair of the U.S. Census Scientific Advisory Committee, Ronald A. Freedman Collegiate Professor of Sociology and Population Studies, University of Michigan

James House, Angus Campbell Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Survey Research, Public Policy, and Sociology, University of Michigan

Angela Ocampo, LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan

Kurt Metzger, Mayor, City of Pleasant Ridge, MI | Founder and Director Emeritus, Data Driven Detroit (D3)

Moderator: Jeffrey Morenoff


10:50 AM: Data Privacy and Science

John Eltinge, Assistant Director for Research and Methodology, U.S. Census Bureau

David Johnson, Director of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, Research Professor, Survey Research Center at ISR

Joelle Abramowitz, Director of the Michigan Research Data Center, ISR

Moderator: Margaret Levenstein

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