Webcast Wednesday: The Origins of Welfare Reform

June 02, 2010
Trustee John Roy Price, Jr. ’60 is a featured panelist in the live webcast of "The Origins of Welfare Reform" beginning at 12:30 p.m. CST today, Wednesday, June 2, 2010.

Price, former special assistant for Urban Affairs in the Nixon White House, is currently CEO of Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh.

The fifth Nixon Legacy Forum, "The Origins of Welfare Reform," focuses on President Nixon's plan to tackle national unemployment, eradicate poverty, and help millions of Americans find dignity in work.  Price says the plan is "arguably, Nixon's most important domestic policy initiative, which I was deeply involved in."

The forum is co-presented by the Richard Nixon Foundation, the Nixon Presidential Library, and the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, and is part of the oral history project for the National Archives.

The panel will give special focus on the work of Urban Affairs Adviser and later Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and will feature the key officials who formulated the president's plan and shepherded it through Congress. Panelists include Price along with the 72nd Treasury Secretary and Nixon Deputy Director of OMB Paul O'Neill; former Deputy Undersecretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Robert Patricelli; and former HEW program analyst Jodie T. Allen.

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