The Center for Public Justice's annual Kuyper Lecture seeks to focus attention on significant questions of religion in public life and Jesus' Lordship over all creation. Their goal is to inspire and equip Christians to pursue a common calling to faithful citizenship and to affirm the vital role of government in upholding public justice.

DianeSchanzenbach.jpgThe 2022 Kuyper Lecture is scheduled for April 8 at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, MI and will feature Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach. 

Schanzenbach is the director of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University and the Margaret Walker Alexander Professor at the University.  From 2015-2017, she was the director of The Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative housed at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. She is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty, and a nonresident senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution.

Her studies and research relate to child poverty, including education policy, child health, and food consumption. She investigates the longer-run impacts of early life experiences, such as receiving SNAP benefits during childhood, kindergarten classroom quality, and early childhood education. Schanzenbach recently served on the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Examination of the Adequacy of Food Resources and SNAP Allotments.

The lecture and subsequent reception will be held in the Covenant Fine Arts Center Recital Hall at 7:30pm. It is free and open to the public.

The lecture is being held in conjunction with the Symposium on Religion and Public Life, sponsored by the Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics.