This virtual round-table panel will examine the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on data collection and operations of the 2020 US Census, at a federal and local level. Panelists from the US Census Bureau, the US Government Accountability Office and the NYC Department of Planning will bring a wide range of experiences.
Deborah Balk, Professor, Austin W, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College; Associate Director of the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research & Member of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Frank Heiland, Associate Professor, Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College
Alexandra Edwards, Assistant Director, Strategic Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Eric Ketcham, Associate Demographic Scientist, Population Division, New York City Department of City Planning
James Neimeister, NYC Census 2020 Cultural Liaison at City of New York
Timothy P. Olson, Associate Director for Field Operations, U.S. Census Bureau Washington DC
Kathleen P. Sharkey, Assistant Director, IT & Cybersecurity Team, U.S. Government Accountability Office.