Edward Berkowitz

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Edward D. Berkowitz is a Professor of History at George Washington University.[1]

A graduate of Princeton University, Berkowitz received his Master's and Doctoral degrees in American History from Northwestern University. His area of special expertise is the history of Social Security and related social policies.[2]

Before moving to George Washington in 1982, he served as the first John F. Kennedy Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Boston and as a senior staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda for the Eighties.[3] He has consulted on various aspects of social welfare policy with such organizations as the Milbank Memorial Fund, The Century Foundation, the Committee for Economic Development, the Hastings Center, and the Health Insurance Association of America.[4] He is the author of more than 70 articles on various aspects of social welfare policy.

He is the son of former Rutgers University professor Monroe Berkowitz (1919–2009).