Linda Haskell Memorial Master Class
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University Club of Phoenix
About the Haskell Master Class Lecture Series
The master class capitalizes on national talent to create an interactive forum for the discussion of current topics of concern to human services practitioners in Arizona. The Linda Haskell Memorial Master Class on Current Social Events Fund was established by Rose and William Haskell to honor the memory of their daughter Linda, a social worker.
In Memory of Linda Haskell (Dec. 13, 1946 - June 13, 1992)
A social worker for 18 years in the Palo Alto area, Linda Haskell received her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a master's from Michigan State University. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio and was the third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Haskell. Ms. Haskell died at age 45 from injuries suffered when her car was struck by a vehicle driven by a drunk driver fleeing the police.
Welcome to the 2012
Linda Haskell Memorial Master Class.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
|Our recent election cycle brought forth additional discussions, some learned, some purely emotional. Alison Koslowski will today offer a well informed and documented perspective on comparative measures across countries. Are our policies in the U.S. the most generous providers of benefits for families whose breadwinners have lost their jobs? If they are not, where can we look for enlightenment? We know that the current economic and unemployment crisis is global but do we know how different countries make provisions or attempt to solve the quandary? Alison Koslowski will offer a review of ways in which the countries of the E.U. manage; our respondents, Karen McLaughlin and Paul Burgess, will comment on how we manage in Arizona. I am sure you will all enjoy the presentation and the conversation afterwards. Thank you all for attending. Best wishes, Thank you all for attending. Best wishes, - Emilia E. Martinez-Brawley, EdD, MSS, ACSW John F. Roatch Distinguished Professor and Professor of Social Work|
How do working families survive when breadwinners lose their jobs?
An international comparison of income protection in case of unemployment.
Keynote Speaker: Alison Koslowski
Alison Koslowski is a senior academic in social policy within the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. She holds degrees in Sociology (DPhil University of Oxford), Politics (MA University of Essex) and Contemporary European Studies (BA Hons University of Southampton). She was also a doctoral researcher at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and an Erasmus scholar at the University of Rouen, France. Before working at the University of Edinburgh, she was also a researcher at the Institute of Education, University of London based at the National Research and Development Centre for adult literacy and numeracy.
Dr. Koslowski's research interests include the labor market, social inequality, quantitative and comparative research methods. Recent research has explored the changing environment for the unemployed across the European Union and the US, working with colleagues at the Institute for Labor Research (IZA), in Bonn, Germany. She was a member of the organizing committee for the recent European Network for Social Policy Analysis (ESPAnet) annual conference. She is also an expert on family leave policies across the European Union, particularly with regard to fathers. She was recently invited as an adviser to the European Union for a panel revising EU paternity leave legislation.
Panel of Respondents
Karen McLaughlin currently is Director of Budget and Research for Children's Action Alliance where she analyzes the state's budget and policies for their impact on low-income children and their families. Her work covers TANF cash assistance, the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (formerly food stamps), child care, and unemployment insurance. She retired from Arizona state government in 2003 after 31 years of service. She worked in the Governor's Strategic Planning and Budget Office from 1985 to 1989, where she was the analyst for long term care programs in AHCCCS and the Department of Economic Security. Karen held a variety of budget and financial positions in the Department of Administration and Arizona State University. She served in the Department of Economic Security for eleven years, becoming Financial Services Administrator over the agency's $1.2 billion budget. Karen earned her Masters of Public Administration degree at Arizona State University in 1997.
Paul L. Burgess is Emeritus Professor of Economics. He retired from the W. P. Carey School of Business in 2007. Dr. Burgess has a distinguished career of teaching, service, and research. He earned his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He served as Chair of the Department of Economics at ASU from 1989 to 1994 and as Chair of the University's Strategic Planning and Budgeting Committee during 1993 and 1994. Prior to his academic career, he was a Cost Analyst and Cost Accountant for Ford Motor Company and a Research Economist for the City of Denver. He is widely published and was the recipient of the Distinguished Career Research Achievement Award: National Foundation for Unemployment Compensation and Workers' Compensation. Most pertinent to the topic of this lecture are his basic research on Unemployment Compensation funded by 2 National Commissions jointly appointed by 2 U.S. presidents and 3 congresses and his extensive research and consulting for U.S. Department of Labor, and 17 different state governments.
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