School of Social Work Announces Wednesday Series Program for Spring 2008
For Immediate Release
January 29, 2008
New York, NY – The Columbia University School of Social Work announced today its Wednesday Series program for the spring. Since 2002, the Wednesday Series has fostered explorations of interdisciplinary scholarship, policy, and practice and has drawn attention to diverse social justice issues.
Speakers will include Richard Parsons, Chairman of the Board at Time Warner, Inc., Nina Bernstein, reporter for the New York Times, and Dr. John W. Rowe, former Chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc. Guest speakers will be appearing as follows:
Richard Glassman, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker
Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital
Dr. Frances Cournos
Professor of Psychiatry
Becky Bigio, RN
Director, Senior Source Care Management Program Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.
Chairman of the Board
Time Warner, Inc.
Dr. Roberto Lewis-Fernandez
Director of the NYS Cultural Competence Center of Excellence and the Hispanic Treatment Program
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Dr. John W. Rowe
Professor of Health Policy Management
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
New York Times
Ackerman Institute for the Family
Initiated in 2002 by Dean Jeanette Takamura, the Wednesday Series features scholars, alumni, national experts and luminaries who are invited to speak on current topics that have implications for the social work profession. Past speakers have included Harvard anthropologist Dr. Arthur Kleinman, United Nations Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli, author and clinician Dr. Peggy Drexler, and international photographer Eugene Richards.
Wednesday Series events are open to the public and unless otherwise noted, are held at the School of Social Work at 1255 Amsterdam Avenue in the concourse level from 12:30-1:30pm. For more information, please visit //socialwork.columbia.edu/wedseries, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.