Dr. Yana van der Meulen Rodgers from Rutgers University will share her work entitled:
"The Relationship Between LGBT Inclusion and Economic Development: Micro and Macro-Level Evidence."
If protecting human rights is not a compelling enough argument, this talk by Rutgers Professor Yana Rodgers gives another reason to promote inclusiveness of LGBT citizens: It is good for the economy. The talk, based on a recent USAID report co-authored by several feminist economists, examines how the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people affects economic development. One can make a human rights case and a moral case for LGBT rights, but sometimes policymakers need quantitative evidence that more inclusion matters. This talk presents the numbers that can get LGBT rights to the policy table.
This interdisciplinary brownbag talk is part of the Global Studies Positioning Series on the theme 'Non-State Actors Tackling Global Challenges'.
Bring your perspectives and your lunch. Refreshments will be provided.