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
Senior Fellow, Brookings; Co-director, Center on Children and Families
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
Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History and American Culture, George Mason University