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Handler to speak on welfare, poverty and inequality, Oct. 15

A lecture titled "Blame Welfare: Ignore Poverty and Inequality" is set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The speaker will be Joel Handler, the Richard Maxwell Professor of Law and professor of policy studies in the School of Public Policy and Social Research at the University of California-Los Angeles.

A 1954 Princeton graduate, Handler directs the master of law program at the UCLA School of Law. He also teaches a research seminar on social welfare issues. His books include "Social Citizenship and Workfare in the United States and Western Europe: The Paradox of Inclusion" (2003), "Hard Labor: Poor Women and Work in the Post-Welfare Era" (co-edited with Lucie White, 1999); "We the Poor People: Work, Poverty and Welfare" (with Yeheskel Hasenfeld, 1997); and "The Poverty of Welfare Reform" (1996). His book, "Down From Bureaucracy: The Ambiguity of Privatization and Empowerment" (1996), won the Gladys Kammerer Award from the American Political Science Association for the best political science publication in the field of U.S. national policy.

His lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Princeton Justice Project.

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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