The latest U.S. census data shows that the nation is rapidly evolving, with 4 in 10 Americans in 2020 identifying with a race other than White. That growing diversity is driving societal and cultural shifts and creating a new national conversation about race and ethnicity. It is also highlighting the way in which race intersects with research in a range of fields, from public opinion polling to medicine to economics.
On Nov. 4, The Pew Charitable Trusts hosted an hourlong panel discussion with experts featured in Pew’s latest “After the Fact” podcast season discussing the challenges and opportunities for data-based research in a changing America.
Susan K. Urahn President and Chief Executive Officer
Susan K. Urahn is president and chief executive officer of The Pew Charitable Trusts, a public charity dedicated to improving policy, informing the public, and invigorating civic life.
Marie Bernard, M.D. Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce DiversityNational Institutes of Health
Mark Hugo Lopez Director of Race and Ethnicity ResearchPew Research Center
David Williams Former Director of Policy OutreachHarvard University’s Opportunity Insights
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