Lawrence M. Mead teaches politics and policy making at New York University, focusing on poverty and America as a world power.
His publications include: Expanding Work Programs for Poor Men, AEI Press, 2011. Government Matters: Welfare Reform in Wisconsin, Princeton University Press, 2004. The New Paternalism: Supervisory Approaches to Poverty, Brookings. 1997. The New Politics of Poverty: The Nonworking Poor in America. Basic Books. 1992. Beyond Entitlement: The Social Obligations of Citizenship. Free Press. 1986.
This conversation was recorded and live streamed before an audience at the Center for Public Conversation, New York City, April 18, 2013.