2020 Census: Citizenship, Science, Politics, and Privacy

The stream is also available on YouTube.

The event will be a half-day symposium at which scholars, public officials, private sector representatives, and other census stakeholders will address preparations for the 2020 Census and the challenges it faces, include funding, the proposed citizenship question, and the implications of an inaccurate count.


Al Fontenot, Associate Director, Decennial Census Program, U.S. Census Bureau

Panel 1: Citizenship and Politics

Opening remarks by U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Michigan

James House, Angus Campbell Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Survey Research, Public Policy, and Sociology, University of Michigan

Barbara Anderson, Ronald A. Freedman Collegiate Professor of Sociology and Population Studies, University of Michigan

Angela Ocampo, LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan

Kurt Metzger, Mayor, City of Pleasant Ridge, MI | Founder and Director Emeritus, Data Driven Detroit (D3)

Panel 2: Data Privacy and Science

John Eltinge, Assistant Director for Research and Methodology, U.S. Census Bureau

David Johnson, Director of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, Research Professor, Survey Research Center at ISR

Joelle Abramowitz, Director of the Michigan Research Data Center, ISR