Expert on poverty and welfare to deliver lecture March 30

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Lawrence Mead, professor of politics atNew YorkUniversity, will deliver a talk titledWelfare Reform: Implications for the War on Povertyat7 p.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, includingBeyond Entitlement,Lifting up the PoorandThe 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.

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