Apr 15, 2017 |
Dr. Eric Kingson, professor of social work at Syracuse University, will give a free public lecture titled “The Future of Social Security” on Thursday, April 20, at St. Bonaventure University.
The talk will be held at 7 p.m. in Dresser Auditorium of the John J. Murphy Professional Building on the west side of campus.
Dr. Kingson is a nationally recognized expert on Social Security and a leading advocate for strengthening and expanding the program. He is the founding co-director of the national advocacy group “Social Security Works” (www.socialsecurityworks.org) and serves as co-chair of the Strengthen Social Security Campaign (www.strengthensocialsecurity.org), a coalition of more than 300 national and state organizations dedicated to the same purpose.
In 2016, Dr. Kingson ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic Party’s nomination for U.S. Congress from New York’s 24th district. Later that year, he was appointed to the Democratic Party’s Platform Committee, where he helped to frame the party’s national electoral platform.
Dr. Kingson has authored a dozen books and numerous articles on social policy, primarily on Social Security. For more information on Dr. Kingson, visit http://asi.syr.edu/person/eric-kingson.
The event is being sponsored by the Visiting Scholars Committee, SBU College Democrats and the Citizens Action Network of Southwestern New York.
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