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Pew and our partners frequently host events to inform media and interested parties about our work. Upcoming events, with their locations, are listed on the Events Calendar; you can also view events by topic or location.

These events include press briefings, panel discussions or teleconferences, and are generally only open to journalists and the policy community. When a text transcript is available, it will be posted on this site.


  • Nation’s ‘Most Incarcerated State’ Chooses a New Path

    Louisiana has the highest imprisonment rate in the nation, but that is expected to change as a result of comprehensive sentencing and corrections reform legislation signed into law this summer. Through a bipartisan effort, state leaders adopted a package of innovative, evidence-based approaches to reducing recidivism and incarceration, such as steering less serious offenders away from prison,... Read More

  • Higher Education and Veterans’ Economic Opportunity and Mobility

    The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act, or Post-9/11 GI Bill, enacted in 2008, continued a tradition of providing access to college, training, and other programs for former military personnel. The act made the most generous and comprehensive federal investment in veteran higher education in U.S. history. Then, in August 2017, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance... Read More

  • Deep-Sea Mining and the Environment

    The Pew Charitable Trusts hosted a presentation by Michael Lodge, secretary-general of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), on Nov. 13 in Washington. Two-thirds of the world’s ocean floor comes under ISA jurisdiction. Secretary-General Lodge underlined the importance of deep-ocean conservation and described strategies to protect ecosystems before and after mining begins. Additional... Read More