The George Washington Forum presents “Debate: Public Sector Unions” on Monday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. Alden Library 319.
The debate features Daniel DiSalvo of City College of New York and Richard Kahlenberg of the Century Foundation.
DiSalvo is Associate Professor of Political Science at the City College of New York–CUNY and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute’s Center for State and Local Leadership. A graduate of the University of Virginia, he is the author of Engines of Change: Party factions in American Politics, 1868–2010 and, most recently, Government Against Itself: Public Union Power and its Consequences. He has also contributed pieces to National Affairs, the Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and the New York Post.
Kahlenberg is Senior Fellow at the Century Foundation. Formerly a legislative assistant to Senator Charles S. Robb (D-VA), he is the winner of the William A. Kaplin Award for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy Scholarship. A graduate of both Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he is a prolific scholar, having written six books and numerous articles. Among his most recent works are A Smarter Charter: finding What Works for Charter Schools and Public Education (2014); Why Labor Should Be a Civil Right: Rebuliding a Middle-Class Democracy by Enhancing Worker Voice; and Tough Liberal: Albert Shanker and the Battles over Schools, Unions, Race and Democracy.