Dr. Camille Busette, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, joins Brookings Fellow Dr. Rashawn Ray to discuss the need for public policy reform and racial equity in America.
After receiving her academic training at the University of California at Berkley and the University of Chicago, Dr. Busette embarked on a career at the World Bank, where she confronted issues of extreme poverty, lack of access to health, education, sanitation, and the labor market. She now heads the Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion initiative at Brookings.
Dr. Ray, a professor of Sociology and executive director of the Lab for Applied Social Science Research (LASSR) at the University of Maryland in College Park, is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow at Brookings. He is a prolific writer and author, having published more than 50 books, articles, and op-eds.
Dr. Busette is also a friend to the Jefferson, having appeared several times in Jefferson programs, including a digital presentation in 2020 and 2019's Global Summit when she discussed new approaches to addressing race and belonging. She is currently working as a project consultant with Erie-based advocacy groups on a new policy strategy titled "Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion."