6:00 pm EST - 7:30 pm EST

Past Event

The War on Poverty: Then and Now

Monday, November 14, 2005

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

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