2017 Herman D. Stein Lecture in International Social Welfare

Alumnus Gautam N. Yadama (SAS ’85, PhD ’90), dean of the Boston College School of Social Work, will present the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences’ 2017 Herman D. Stein Lecture in International Social Welfare.

The lecture, titled “Fires, Fuel, and the Fate of 3 Billion: Transdisciplinary and Translational Science to Address Complex Problems of the Poor,” will run from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 108. A livestream will broadcast simultaneously.

Lunch will be provided to in-person attendees.

The event is open to all and free to attend, although there is a charge for Continuing Education Units (CEU). One and a half social work CEUs are available at $10 for CWRU alumni and $25 for non-alumni—CEUs are not available for livestream attendees.

Register on the Eventbrite page.

About Gautam N. Yadama

Yadama is a member of the Mandel School Hall of Achievement and recipient of the 2016 Centennial Alumni Award. He was appointed Dean of the Boston College School of Social Work in 2016 and is an internationally respected researcher whose interdisciplinary work focuses on understanding the social and environmental challenges of the rural poor in South Asia and China.

His research examines the overarching questions of how:

  • Communities successfully self-govern and collectively provide essential public goods and common-pool resources vital for their livelihoods;
  • Government and non-governmental organizations engage and collaborate with these communities; and
  • Social and ecological interactions influence the sustained implementation of household and community interventions to overcome social dilemmas and improve wellbeing.

About the Stein Lecture

Dean of the Mandel School from 1964 to 1968, Herman Stein is widely considered a visionary who expanded the scope of the social work profession to encompass a worldwide perspective on social welfare problems.

Held every other year, the Herman D. Stein Lecture in International Social Welfare is designed to bring an outstanding thinker or international advocate to the Mandel School to stimulate lively discussion and inspire all to consider issues of community, compassion and democracy around the globe.

The Stein Lecture is moderated by M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, Distinguished University Professor and the Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor, who also has been lauded for his significant contributions to social work education internationally.

Find out more about the 2017 Stein Lecture on the Mandel School website.