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Yesterday, Joint Center Board Chair Barbara Johnson and President Spencer Overton presented Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) with the Joint Center's highest honor—The Louis E. Martin Great American Award.

On Friday, January 5, 2018, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies held a luncheon with the Congressional Black Caucus in the

This morning, the Joint Center hosted a conference call discussing next steps in working with Alabama's newly elected Senator, Doug Jones. Participants focused on Senate staff diversity and ways to ensure that diversity remains a priority as Senator Jones continues to build his Alabama and DC staff.


2017 Accomplishments

Highlights of 2017 



Race & Jobs at High Risk to Automation

Innovation is changing America, from self-checkout lanes in grocery stores to driverless cars. New jobs will emerge, like technicians who service these technologies. Other jobs will be eliminated, such as some cashiers and drivers.


Joint Center News: Recap of November 2017

In November, the Joint Center and NALEO unveiled our Hill staff diversity collaboration, and we welcomed Stanley Ray (left) as our new Director of Operatio