September 27, 2006: "Mark R. Rank"
On Sept. 27, Mark R. Rank, Ph.D., will deliver a lecture on his recent book One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All.
A nationally recognized expert and the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare in WUSTL's George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Rank has devoted much of his scholarship to studying the reasons for and effects of poverty.
His startling conclusions in his recent book show that the majority of Americans will experience poverty at some point in their lives. The book, which was chosen as the required reading for all incoming WUSTL freshmen, shows the high cost of poverty and how a re-examination of public policies can benefit everyone.