Dean Eddie Uehara is participating in a lively and topical panel discussion entitled Can Social Work Help Save Democracy? The panel discussion takes place in Washington, D.C., on Wed., March 21, at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST and is part of the 2018 Social Work Day on the Hill, sponsored by the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy.

The Dean joins three other eminent social work scholars and leaders: Marilyn Flynn, dean of the Suzanne Dwork-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California; Charles E. Lewis Jr., founder and president of the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy; and Martell Teasley, dean of the College of Social Work, University of Utah.

Appearing with the panelists will be Nancy MacLean, professor of history and public policy at Duke University, whose latest book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, explores the disparate influence of libertarianism on American politics and governance.

The book’s premise is that the libertarian right is focused on eliminating unions, suppressing voting, privatizing public education and changing the Constitution. It was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award and named a New York Times “noteworthy” book of the year.

The panel discussion is presented by the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy, New York University and the National Association of Deans and Directors. The event is free and will be held at NYU’s Washington campus at 1307 L Street, N.W. in Washington, D.C. Register here. The discussion can also be watched live here on Ustream.