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Washington, D.C., Harper Lecture with Evelyn Z. Brodkin
Welfare, Workfare, or What?


$20/person for general admission
$10/person for recent graduates (College alumni of the past ten years and graduate alumni of the past five years)

Two complimentary registrations for members of the Alumni Leadership, Chicago, Harper, and Phoenix Societies

Includes program and refreshments

6:00-7:00 p.m. Registration and reception
7:00-8:30 p.m. Presentation and discussion

Online registration is now closed. Walk-in registration will be available at the event.

Work requirements and work promotion have become central features of US welfare reform. Workfare-style policies, however, often do not function as policy makers imagine they will and instead may intensify the precariousness of life for the disadvantaged and unemployed. Evelyn Z. Brodkin will highlight findings from her new coedited book, Work and the Welfare State, which examines workfare-style policies as they advance from state level to street level in six countries.

Brodkin is an associate professor in the School of Social Service Administration and director of its Poverty and Inequality Program. She has written widely on social politics, policy and management, and street-level organizations. Her work has been recognized by the American Political Science Association (Herbert Kaufman Award), the American Society for Public Administration (Burchfield Award), and the Open Society Institute, where she was named a fellow.

Purchase Brodkin’s recent book, Work and the Welfare State. A limited number of copies of the book will be available for purchase at the lecture.

Read a UChicagoNews article featuring Professor Brodkin’s research on work and welfare policies across the globe.

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Event Information
Thursday, Oct 9 2014 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm [ iCal ]
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045
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Rebecca Brehl
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Gahan Christenson
Warren Coats
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Richard Davies
Stephanie Dejanovich
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Christina Farnsworth
Juanita Gallion
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Jason Goitia
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Stephen Gordon
Justin Hill
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Pam Katz
Sonja Kotlica
Andrew Kurtzman
Ann Lahiff
Paul Massell
Ronan McNulty
Susan Mooradian
Donna Nelson
Cindy Oh
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Louis Perwien
Elizabeth Petro
Maureen Richey
Daniel Rosenblum
Flo Rosenblum
Ariel Ruiz Soto
Rustem Safronov
Randolph Sim
Stephen Spitz
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Albert Thibault
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