Current Events

National Policy Briefing: Building Human Capital and Economic Potential

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

The Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP), in collaboration with the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and with support from the Smith Richardson Foundation, invites you to join us in an engaging discussion of this pressing policy issue: How can we build economic self-sufficiency among working families and the disadvantaged, while simultaneously meeting the labor demand needs of employers, through policies and programs that increase labor market skills, employment, wages and earnings? This event, hosted at The Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, will bring together policymakers, researchers and others who inform and shape public policy to discuss recent research findings and their policy implications from the Building Human Capital and Economic Potential initiative and conference undertaken by IRP and CHASP: http://www.irp.wisc.edu/research/humancapital.htm#conference

EVENT WEB PAGE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-human-capital-and-economic-potential-policy-briefing-registration-12123097511

 

David B. Meltzer, General Counsel and Chief International Officer of the American Red Cross

November 13, 2014, Room 3.122, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

The Center for Health and Social Policy and the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service are co-hosting a lunchtime seminar by David B. Meltzer, General Counsel and Chief International Officer of the American Red Cross.  Mr. Meltzer is directly responsible for the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of Investigations, Compliance & Ethics, and the International Services Department. His responsibilities in overseeing the management of the international activities of the American Red Cross include:

  • Health programs in over thirty countries
  • The $480 million Haiti Assistance Program
  • Disaster response activities throughout the world and the reunification of families following wars and natural disaster
  • Programs to educate Americans about international humanitarian law
  • Programs that shape international policy issues and strategy.

Mr. Meltzer will talk about his work and career opportunities with the American Red Cross. Professor Joshua Busby will moderate the discussion. Lunch will be provided.

EVENT WEB PAGE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/david-b-meltzer-general-counsel-and-chief-international-officer-american-red-cross-tickets-13092549167