March 19, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Census 2020: Challenges and Crisis


“Representatives . . . shall be apportioned among the several States . . . . The actual Enumeration shall be made . . . every [] term of ten years, in such manner as [Congress] shall by law direct.” U.S. Const. art. I, § 2, cl. 3.

The U.S. Constitution mandates a decennial census to apportion representation in Congress. Additionally, results of the census help to determine how approximately $600 billion of federal funds are allocated annually. Hear experts discuss the history, challenges, and consequences of the rapidly approaching enumeration.

Panelists include:
John H. Thompson, Executive Director, COPAFS; Director (2013-17), U.S. Census Bureau.

Terri Ann Lowenthal (L'89), Consultant (all things census!); Former Staff Director, House Census & Population Subcommittee.

Joshua Geltzer, Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown Law; Executive Director, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection.

Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Co-Executive Director, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality.

Accommodation requests related to a disability
should be made by March 16 to John DeWitt
(jpd124@georgetown.edu).