A Conversation on Race and Research

In a virtual event, experts featured in Pew’s “After the Fact” podcast explore how race intersects with a range of research fields


A Conversation on Race and Research

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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.

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Marie Bernard, M.D. Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity

National Institutes of Health

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Mark Hugo Lopez Director of Race and Ethnicity Research

Pew Research Center

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David Williams Former Director of Policy Outreach

Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights

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Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM EDT
Location: Webcast