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Expert on poverty and welfare to deliver lecture March 30

Author: Arts and Letters


Lawrence Mead, professor of politics at New York University, will deliver a talk titled “Welfare Reform: Implications for the War on Poverty” at 7p.m. March 30 (Thursday) in DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame.

A leading scholar of the politics and implementation of welfare reform programs, Mead has helped shape the issue in this country and abroad. He is the author or co-author of six books, including “Beyond Entitlement,” “Lifting up the Poor” and “The New Politics of Poverty.” He has consulted with federal, state and local governments and testifies regularly to Congress on poverty, welfare and social policy.

The presentation is sponsored by the Department of Economics and Policy Studies, the Program of Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and the Hesburgh Program in Public Service.

Originally published by Susan Guibert at on March 23, 2006.