Matthew Desmond

Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond is the author of four books, including Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. An expert on housing, economic inequality, and public policy, he is primary investigator of The Eviction Lab, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, and a MacArthur “Genius” fellow. Politico has listed him as one of “fifty people across the country who are most influencing the national political debate.”


The Coming Covid Eviction Crisis and How to Stop It

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 9:00 am Hawai‘i time

Special guests include: Colin Moore, director of UH’s Public Policy Center; Stanley
Chang, Hawai‘i State Senator; Philip Garboden, HCRC Professor in Affordable Housing,
UHERO and DURP; Micah Kane, President & CEO, Hawai‘i Community Foundation; and
Nalani Fujimori Kaina, executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i

Presented by the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, Scholars
Strategy Network, and the College of Social Sciences.

Co-Sponsors: University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization (UHERO), Kanu
Hawai‘i, William S. Richardson School of Law, Hawai‘i Appleseed, UH Public Policy
Center, Hawai‘i ACLU, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, and UH Alumni

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