Social work lecture series launches March 28

The George Warren Brown School of Social Work’s spring lecture series focuses on pressing policy issues such as social security and public health.

The series kicks off at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, with a lecture titled “Is There a Social Security Crisis?” by Michael J. Astrue, commissioner of the Social Security Administration. Astrue’s presentation is the School of Social Work’s annual Benjamin E. Youngdahl Lecture on Social Policy.

All lectures will be held in Brown Hall Lounge. The remaining schedule:

• 4 p.m. Monday, March 31: Julian Le Grand, Ph.D., the Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics, will speak about “The Giant of Excess: Individual Behavior and Public Health.”

• 4 p.m. April 22: Felton Earls, M.D., professor of human behavior and development at Harvard University, will present “Chicago to Moshi: From Observational to Experimental Epidemiology.”

All lectures are free and open to the public. The series will continue in the fall.

For more information, call Jenny Kraus-Smith at 935-7573.