Irwin Garfinkel to Give the 25th Annual Richard Titmuss Memorial Lectureat the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at Hebrew University

May 6, 2010 @ 4:00 am

May 6, 2010

Professor Irwin Garfinkel of the Columbia University School of Social Work has been invited to give the 2010 Richard Titmuss Memorial Lecture at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 24, 2010.

Garfinkel is the Mitchell I. Ginsberg Professor of Contemporary Urban Problems at Columbia University School of Social Work. He is co-director of the Columbia Population Research Center. He is a social worker and an economist by training. His most recent book, Wealth and Welfare States: Is America Laggard or Leader? was just released by Oxford University Press. Professor Garfinkel has authored or co-authored more than 180 scientific articles and 13 books on poverty, income transfers, program evaluation, single parent families, and child support, and the welfare state. He has conducted research on child support that has influenced legislation in Wisconsin and other states in the U.S., the U.S. Congress, Great Britain, Australia, and Sweden. Garfinkel is the co-principal investigator of the Fragile Families and Child Well-Being Study.

The Richard Titmuss Lecture is provided each year by a leading social policy scholar. Professor Garfinkel will be the 25th scholar to honor the memory of the British social researcher and educator who is widely regarded to have founded the field of social policy. Titmuss was a professor at the London School of Economics where he held the founding chair in social policy. He is known for his books, Poverty and Population, Our Food Problem, Essays on the Welfare State, Commitment to Welfare, and his most widely acclaimed book, The Gift Relationship: From Human Blood to Social Policy. Titmuss was instrumental in shaping social work, its engagement in policy, and its orientation to social justice. He was also strongly oriented towards public service and universal programs.

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