Apr 20, 2020
We are all uncertain about life in an ongoing global pandemic. We know that conditions are most dire for those who have lost family members, jobs, and housing. And this time is dizzying for nonprofits and think tanks whose mission is to improve the quality of life for the most impacted communities. The issues they have worked on for decades are suddenly leading the national conversation. As Co-Executive Director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown University, Indivar Duta-Gupta grapples with what are often considered intractable problems. His tools include socio-economic research, legislative strategies and advocacy with policy makers. We talk about the potential for bold systemic change at a time when so much, from health, to policing, to housing is at stake. It is a sobering and a hopeful conversation. Change is possible when leaders like Indi pave the way.