News: American politics

Elevating the Profession One Ballot at a Time

Before the real Iowa caucuses took place, Hillis Elementary School in Des Moines held a Cookie Caucus, in which M&M…

February 10 @ 6:07 pm

Interim Dean Garfinkel Contributes to Study on Slashing Child Poverty

In a new National Academies report, Interim Dean Irwin Garfinkel and colleagues identify the most effective policy means for reducing…

April 4, 2019 @ 9:06 pm

PhD Alum Brings Social Work Ethos to State Government

With a career merging social work and politics, doctoral alumna Mathylde Frontus has found her seat at the table. She…

January 14, 2019 @ 9:28 pm

In Support of Columbia’s Statement on DACA Students

Dear Columbia School of Social Work Community: Last week, Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law Suzanne Goldberg, acting…

September 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

“Social worker graduates, we need you now more than ever”: Alumnus Dr. Jared Bernstein Has Fiery Words for Class of 2017

The following is the text of the graduation keynote delivered by Dr. Jared Bernstein at the special graduation ceremony held…

May 22, 2017 @ 10:26 pm

The Challenges Facing Psychotherapists in the New Political Climate

In an online event held on April 18, adjunct professor and Dean of Admissions at Ackerman Institute for the Family Walter…

May 10, 2017 @ 11:34 pm

Students Respond with Resilience to National Events

Students at a graduate school of social work spend more time engaged in the world outside the classroom than their…

February 7, 2017 @ 8:15 pm

In These Troubled Times, Be Brave, Engage, and Learn

By Irv Garfinkel, Interim Dean We live in troubled times. As we cope, it is useful to keep in mind…

January 27, 2017 @ 4:17 pm

Why Is It So Hard for Veterans to Seek Treatment for PTSD, and What Impact Does It Have on Their Families?

In an online event held on February 23, 2016, Columbia School of Social Work alumnus Michael Day (MSW’10), who served…

March 8, 2016 @ 12:00 am

SWM-009: The Impact of the Great Recession on American Families and Social Services, with Filmmaker Harry Gantz

Professor Vicki Lens converses with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Harry Gantz, who was the keynote speaker at this year’s Capstone Workshop. He and his brother, Joe, created the documentary “American Winter,” which tells the stories of eight middle class families in Portland, Oregon, who were hit hard after the economic downturn of 2007.

July 14, 2014 @ 11:29 pm

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