News: American politics

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

The Welfare State: Myths & Measurement

The once unthinkable sequester cuts to federal programs are scheduled to begin today. Timely, then, to have Professor Irwin Garfinkel remind us of the benefits of judicious government spending on the nation’s welfare. Please comment on the post—and share!

February 28, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

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