Glenn Loury, professor of economics, has traveled to Australia to take part in an international symposium titled “Creating a Productive Future: Social and economic challenges, policy and governance.” The symposium, March 18 and 19 at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, was jointly hosted by the HC Coombs Policy Forum at Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, and the Malcolm Weiner Center for Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University. During the two-day symposium, leading researchers and policymakers from the United States and Australia discussed the two countries’ shared concerns about future economic growth, trends in poverty and inequality, productivity and employment levels, and a range of other issues that affect well-being. During his trip Down Under, Loury will also give a talk titled "The Responsibility of Intellectuals in the Era of Mass Incarceration" at a symposium on "Race, Families and Inequality" at the University of Queensland.

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