Last Wednesday morning Wagner students, community members and practitioners packed the Rudin Forum to hear a lively debate on the successes and failures of the 1996 reform that President Clinton promised would “end welfare as we know it.”
An audio-recording of the event is now online. The panel featured NYC Human Resources Administration Commissioner Robert Doar, CUNY Distinguished Professor of Political Science & Sociology Frances Fox Piven, NYU Professor of Politics and Public Policy Lawrence Mead, and Bich Ha Pham, Director of Policy, Advocacy and Research for the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies. Following a brief keynote from Commissioner Doar the panel was moderated by Caitlyn Brazill, Adjunct Wagner Professor and Director of Policy and Communications for NYU’s Furman Center.
WPA hosted the event in conjunction with the Wagner Poverty Discussion Group, which meets monthly to discuss timely topics in domestic poverty.