Nov 14

Past Event

The War on Poverty: Then and Now

Event Materials


Just over forty years after the Johnson Administration launched the War on Poverty, Hurricane Katrina demonstrated the persistence and scope of poverty in America. A panel of experts examined which anti-poverty initiatives have worked and what role government can play in improving quality of life.


E.J. Dionne, Jr.
Senior Fellow, Brookings; Professor, Georgetown Public Policy Institute; Columnist, The Washington Post


Lisbeth B. Schorr
Lecturer in Social Medicine, Harvard University

Stuart M. Butler
Vice President, The Heritage Foundation

Ron Haskins
Senior Fellow, Brookings; Co-director, Center on Children and Families

Harry Holzer
Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown Public Policy Institute

Isabel V. Sawhill
Vice President and Director, Economic Studies, Brookings; Co-director, Center on Children and Families

Roger Wilkins
Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History and American Culture, George Mason University


November 14, 2005

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW


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