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The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s beautiful new Fisher performance space was full of inspirational sentiments on May 28th as the McSilver Institute hosted its Second Annual McSilver Awards.  The ceremony honored five incredible and prominent figures who are leading the fight against poverty.  Prior to the ceremony, BAM’s Hillman Studio was packed to the brim with people who were there to listen to... Read more
McSilver has been fortunate to have Dr. Robert Walker join the Institute as a Visiting Scholar from Oxford University for the spring and summer of 2014.  Dr. Walker presented a lecture on March 31 to a standing-room only crowd around his multi-country qualitative study focused on the relationship between poverty and shame.  During his talk, he defined poverty as a form of violence.  He went on to... Read more

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