Robert Santos, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, will discuss leveraging data to advance equity and diversity, lessons learned from the 2020 census and his plans to reach historically undercounted communities in 2030 at a Rice Kinder Forum event Nov. 8.
The talk, which is free and open to the public (RSVPs required), will take place from 7-8:15 p.m. at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. The event will include a conversation with Kinder Institute for Urban Research Director Ruth López Turley.
Santos is the 26th director of the U.S. Census Bureau. Prior to his appointment, he served as vice president and chief methodologist at the Urban Institute where he directed its Statistical Methods Group. With a career spanning more than 40 years in survey research, statistical design and analysis, Santos has worked across a wide range of policy areas including education, health, immigration, environmental issues and housing.
The Kinder Institute (KI) Forum lecture series brings thought leaders from around the world to Houston to share ideas about the most pressing urban issues facing us today. Previous KI Forum speakers have included Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond, global urbanist Richard Florida, Kresge Foundation senior fellow Carol Coletta, former Detroit city planner Maurice Cox, sociologist Eric Klinenberg and higher education leader Ruth Simmons.
More information on the event is available online at https://kinder.rice.edu/events/kinder-institute-forum-robert-l-santos.