Social Work LIVE: Irwin Garfinkel and the Social Policy Implications of the Midterm Elections

November 7, 2018 11:30 am

Join our new Facebook LIVE series every Wednesday at noon, with host Michael Friedman.
This Wednesday, Professor Friedman will be interviewing Dr. Irwin (Irv) Garfinkel on the implications of the midterm elections on social policy (more details below).

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About This Week’s Guest
Drawing on his multidisciplinary background in social work, economics, and demography, Mitchell I. Ginsberg Professor of Contemporary Urban Problems Irwin (Irv) Garfinkel (bio), who is serving as the School’s interim dean, is a world-leading researcher on poverty, income transfers, single-parent families and child support, and the welfare state. In this segment, he will discuss the impact the results of the mid-term elections may have on American social policy.

About the Host
Michael Friedman is a social worker with over fifty years of experience in mental health and public policy. He has chaired, founded, or directed numerous city and state agencies and published approximately 200 articles, chapters, and essays, including a parody, The Diagnostic Manual of Mishegas. Since retiring he has continued to teach at the Columbia School of Social Work and to write about mental health, aging, and other topics at www.MichaelBFriedman.com and in a column for MedPageToday. He is also a semi-professional photographer and jazz pianist.

Questions?
Please contact swcommunications@columbia.edu. Stay tuned for our list of further guests for the remainder of the semester.