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Reform Without End: Europe’s Welfare Traditions

October 22, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm

Surveying Europe’s welfare traditions since 1500, in this seminar session Tom Adams will discuss characteristics of the modern European welfare state, many rooted in long-held values and centuries of experience. Profound social changes have repeatedly challenged communities to re-examine and reshape institutions and practices. The diversity of arrangements across Europe has contributed to an ongoing exchange of observation, experiment, and aspiration – in short, to reform without end.

Tom Adams’ publications include Bureaucrats and Beggars: French Social Policy in the Age of the Enlightenment (1990). He received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin, Madison; taught in Kansas, Kentucky, and Texas; and worked at the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1986 to 2008.

Reservations requested because of limited seating: HAPP@wilsoncenter.org or 202-691-4166

Location: 
4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
 
Event Speakers List: 
  • Thomas Adams // Senior Scholar
    Retired Program Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Education Programs
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