News: Social Work and Public Policy

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

Dr. Charles E. Lewis Jr., a Leading Advocate for Social Workers in Politics, to Serve as 2018 Graduation Speaker

The Columbia School of Social Work has announced that Dr. Charles E. Lewis Jr. will deliver the keynote address at…

July 18, 2018 @ 10:19 pm

Irwin Garfinkel Appointed to National Panel of Experts to Build Agenda to Cut Child Poverty in Half in 10 Years

The United States may be the world’s richest nation, but according to the U.S. Census, one in three children (a…

April 27, 2017 @ 10:53 pm

Former Senior White House Economic Adviser Jared Bernstein to Serve as 2017 Graduation Speaker

Columbia University’s School of Social Work has announced that Dr. Jared Bernstein, a former senior White House economic adviser who…

April 24, 2017 @ 10:36 pm

“Society needs you and more people like you”: Maria Echaveste Delivers Rousing 2016 Graduation Address

May 16, 2016 Thank you, Dean Takamura, for inviting me to speak to Columbia University’s School of Social Work, Class…

June 1, 2016 @ 7:37 pm

Former Senior White House Official Maria Echaveste to Serve as 2016 Graduation Speaker

The Columbia School of Social Work has announced that Maria Echaveste, one of the highest ranking Latinas to have served…

May 10, 2016 @ 5:24 pm

Sending Holiday Wishes to Alumna Jennifer Bornemann, Working to Fight Ebola in Liberia

Alumna Jennifer Bornemann (MS’00) has been deployed to Monrovia, Liberia, to care for victims of Ebola. We wish her all the best and our thoughts are with her during the holidays.

December 24, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

According to Latest Poverty Tracker Data, New York City Fails to Meet Needs of Poorest Residents

The Columbia Population Research Center, in partnership with the Robin Hood Foundation, has released its Fall 2014 Poverty Tracker, the second in a series of reports on the state of poverty in New York City.

December 19, 2014 @ 11:39 pm

Fickle Fortunes: Why Do So Many Americans Cycle In and Out of Poverty?

Three of our professors have embarked on an ambitious study of an elusive widespread social condition: urban poverty. Columbia Magazine has the story.

August 8, 2014 @ 11:07 pm

Jane Waldfogel to Serve as President of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

We congratulate Dr. Jane Waldfogel, Compton Foundation Centennial Professor of Social Work for the Prevention of Children’s and Youth Problems, on the occasion of her becoming president-elect of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM).

November 20, 2013 @ 12:45 am

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