Global Summit xii
The Jefferson Educational Society invites speakers from around the world to speak on a broad range of globally important issues each year as part of our
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Addressing Policy Reform and Racial Equity with Camille Busette and Rashawn Ray

May 10th,2021 | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Professor / Instructor / Speaker: CAMILLE BUSETTE AND RASHAWN RAY

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."

CAMILLE BUSETTE is Director of the Brookings Institution Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion Initiative. Prior to Brookings, Camille has held executive positons at the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, EARN, PayPal, and Intuit. Camille holds a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago. 
RASHAWN RAY is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution, is Professor of Sociology and Executive Director of the Lab for Applied Social Science Research (LASSR) at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is also a co-editor of Context Magazine: Sociology for the Public. Ray holds a B.A in Sociology from the University of Memphis, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Indiana University.