Spencer Overton

President of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Lawyer, author, passionate professor, political leader, activist and commentator – Spencer is the president of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies – America’s Black Thinktank. Under his leadership the organization was restructured and its research is responsible for shaping the national discussions on the future of work in Black communities and congressional staff diversity. During the Obama Administration Spencer served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Policy and as a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

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  • Dec 03 2020
    EEO Changing the Landscape Through Access to Capital Small businesses are struggling to recover from Covid-19, and Black-owned businesses are among the hardest hit. Further complicating the recovery for these businesses is the fact that they typically have the hardest time gaining access to capital. Literally, landscapes will be changed, and communities left struggling unless avenues and methods for increasing access to capital […]