Type: Public event

Carolyn Barnes: Low-Income Families and the New Welfare State

Real World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions 2021 Speaker Series


Carolyn Barnes, Mara Ostfeld

Date & time

Oct 8, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT


This is a Virtual Event.

Carolyn Barnes is an assistant professor of public policy and political science at Duke University. She will discuss her book, “State of Empowerment: Low-income Families and the New Welfare State,” which explores how interacting with government-funded after-school programs can enhance the civic and political lives of low-income citizens.

Moderated by Mara Ostfeld, assistant research scientist and faculty director of communications at Poverty Solutions at U-M.

Real World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions introduces key issues regarding the causes and consequences of poverty through a virtual lecture series featuring experts in policy and practice from across the nation, with the goal of encouraging the formation of a broad community of learners to engage in these issues together.
Speakers are national and global experts drawn from university, business, and community contexts who explore interdisciplinary real-world poverty solutions from a wide variety of perspectives. The virtual talks, which are free and open to the public, will be livestreamed on YouTube with the opportunity for Q&A. U-M students can participate in the series as a one-credit course.

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