New York Times Reporter Jason DeParle Discusses Welfare Reform
Author Jason DeParle, whose recent book and The New York Times Magazine cover story have drawn dramatic attention to the problems of welfare reform, spoke on "Potent Presidential Politics: Inequality, Race, and Welfare Reform" at UC Berkeley on Monday, October 18.
DeParle was joined in conversation by Michael Krasny, host of KQED's popular radio program Forum. Boalt Hall Law School Dean Christopher Edley, Jr., and Cheryl Polk, executive director of the Miriam and Peter Haas Fund, also took part in the dialogue.
DeParle has spent the last decade covering urban issues, family poverty and child welfare for The New York Times. He is the author of American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare.
This event was sponsored by UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Education, the Graduate School of Journalism, Boalt Hall School of Law Center for Social Justice, The Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy, and the School of Social Welfare (Center for Child and Youth Policy). For news coverage of DeParle's talk, please visit the UC Berkeley News Center.