Director of Center for Faith-Based Initiatives to speak March 21

by Dennis Brown

Elizabeth Seale-Scott, director of the Center for Faith-Based Community Initiatives in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will be among the speakers at a symposium from 6-9 p.m. Thursday (March 21) in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.p. Titled “Bush’s War on Poverty,” the symposium is sponsored by Notre Dame Law School’s Journal of Law, Ethics&Public Policy and Thomas J. White Center on Law&Government. It is free and open to the public.p. The Center for Faith-Based Community Initiatives was established by President Bush soon after he took office in January 2001. Appointed in March of last year, Seale-Scott is responsible for coordinating HHS efforts to remove barriers to the participation of faith-based and community groups in accessing federal funds to assist Americans in need.p. Joining Seale-Scott as principal speakers at the symposium will be:p. ? Michael S. Barr, assistant professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School, who studies issues related to community development, financial institutions, international law, refugee law, and health policy.p. ? Kenneth K. Wong, a professor of public policy and education at Vanderbilt University, who studies urban school reform, state finance and educational policies.p. Notre Dame’s Journal of Law, Ethics&Public Policy is published in association with the two symposia it sponsors each year. The journal is a publication of the White Center, which was founded in 1976 to expose selected Notre Dame Law School students to public policy analysis through research projects and a weekly seminar course.

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