The 2040 Initiative

Addressing the challenges that await our changing nation.

U.S. Census Bureau figures from 2012 showed that for the first time minorities made up a majority of babies born in the United States. By the year 2040, demographers predict the U.S will be “majority minority,” with racial and ethnic minorities making up the majority of the U.S. population.

We are also in the midst of other sweeping trends including the aging of the Baby Boom generation, continuing urbanization, growing economic inequality, and residential self-sorting of citizens by political and other affiliation.

At Creighton University, we developed The 2040 Initiative to provide a forum for addressing the challenging issues that arise when these demographic trends intersect with law and politics.

Bringing Home the Right to Housing: A Talk by Lisa Alexander

Lisa Alexander, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School will speak on behalf of Creighton University’s 2040 Initiative.


“Recent housing rights movements in the U.S. have awakened Americans’ legal consciousness regarding an American constitutional right to housing.”


Law School, Room 124

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Change in American Demographics at a Glance.