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Saturday, June 15, 2024

Timothy Smeeding, Arthur Brooks to discuss anti-poverty at upcoming seminar

Timothy M. Smeeding, a professor of economics and public affairs at UW-Madison and former Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) director, plans to discuss bipartisan anti-poverty proposals as part of the IRP’s upcoming Annual New Perspectives in Social Policy Seminar.

Smeeding will respond to Arthur C. Brooks, a popular spokesperson for economic and social policy.

Brooks is this year’s IRP’s “New Perspectives in Social Policy” lecturer. His talk covers the topic “Markets and the Poor.”

The seminar opens campus-wide discussion on public policy issues such as poverty and inequality. The speakers said they hope to influence new ideas and research models from its attendees, according to a university release.

“We are thrilled to have Arthur Brooks as our distinguished speaker this year and to have Timothy Smeeding respond to Brooks’ talk,” said IRP Director Lawrence Berger, in the release.

The seminar will be held in the DeLuca Forum at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Feb. 9 at 3 p.m.

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