CENSUS 2020: Challenges and Consequences

March 15, 2018

WASHINGTON – The last permanent U.S. Census director and other experts discuss pressing issues leading up to Census 2020 at Georgetown Law on Monday, March 19.


The upcoming Census will help shape U.S. politics and how more than $6 trillion of federal resources are allocated for the decade that follows. How will this Census be different than in the past, how ready and adequately funded are we to have a fair count, and what are the potential repercussions if we’re not?  Hear from the last permanent Census director – who resigned in June of 2017 and has yet to be replaced – and other experts about what’s amiss and what’s at stake as we approach the 2020 Census.

The event is organized by Georgetown Law’s student chapter of the American Constitution Society and Georgetown Law Students for Democratic Reform.


John H. Thompson – Executive Director of the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics (COPAFS); former Director, U.S. Census Bureau (2013-17)

Teri Ann Lowenthal – Consultant; former Staff Director, Census & Population Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives

Indivar Dutta-Gupta – Co-Executive Director, Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality

Joshua Geltzer – Executive Director of Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection


Monday, March 19
2:00– 3:15 p.m.


Georgetown University Law Center
Hart Auditorium
600 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001

livestream of this event will be available on Monday, March 19 at 2 p.m.


Media interested in attending should contact mediarelations@law.georgetown.edu.