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Policy change in aging societies topic of Fulbright scholar's seminar

08 Oct 2015

Walt Dawson, the 2015-2016 Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Governance & Public Policy at McMaster, will present a special CHEPA seminar on Weds. Oct. 28, co-sponsored by the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging.

His seminar
, Policy Change in Aging Societies: Long-Term Services & Supports Financing in Canada and the United States, draws from research he is doing at McMaster on the development of Canadian social policy and the way current economic, cultural and political forces are shaping Canadian long-term services and supports policy, within the context of an aging society.

Dawson is the Director of Research & Analytics at the Oregon Health Care Association, and a part-time lecturer in the Institute on Aging at Portland State University’s School of Community Health.

His research includes in-depth interviews with Canadian policymakers, care providers and advocacy groups. The work builds on his earlier research in the U.S., and will be the basis of a comparative work on U.S.-Canadian long-term services and supports policy.

The seminar will be held on Weds. Oct. 28 in CRLB-119, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (Please note the special time). The seminar will be available remotely for those unable to attend. 

Dawson has a Doctorate in Social Policy from the University of Oxford, where his research focused on long-term services and supports policy reform in the United States. He received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Portland and holds Master’s degrees from the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics.


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