[PAST EVENT] Robert Greenstein, Nation's Track Record in Reducing Poverty, & the Challenges & Opportunities Ahead

April 11, 2024
5pm - 7pm
Sadler Center, Tidewater B
200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Robert (Bob) Greenstein

Robert (Bob) Greenstein is the founder and President Emeritus of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He is considered an expert on the federal budget, especially anti-poverty programs. He has written numerous reports, analyses, book chapters, op-ed pieces, and magazine articles on these issues. He is the recipient of many awards for his work, including the 1996 MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and the 2010 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize from the American Academy of Political and Social Science, which cited him as "a champion of evidence-based policy whose work at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is respected on both sides of the aisle." In 2011, the New Republic listed him as one of Washington's 25 "Most Powerful, Least Famous People."  

Prior to founding the Center, Greenstein was Administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture under President Carter, where he directed the agency that operates the federal food assistance programs, such as the food stamp and school lunch programs, and helped design the landmark Food Stamp Act of 1977, generally regarded as the Carter Administration's principal anti-poverty achievement. He was appointed by President Clinton in 1994 to serve on the Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform and headed the federal budget policy component of the transition team for President Obama. He is a graduate of Harvard University and has received honorary doctorates from Tufts University, Occidental College, and Haverford College. 

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