Anti-poverty advocate Peter Edelman is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University and the Faculty Director at the Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy. His first book, Searching for America's Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope chronicled the vision for economic justice he shared with Senator Robert F. Kennedy, to whom Edelman once served as a top aide. Previously the Director of the New York State Division for Youth and Vice President of the University of Massachusetts, he has written a number of articles on constitutional law, youth, and the pervading problem of poverty. The coauthor of Reconnecting Disadvantaged Young Men, he serves as chair of several boards, including the Public Welfare Foundation. So Rich, So Poor expertly delves into the continuing crisis of economic injustice.
In conversation with Chris Satullo, executive director of news and civic dialogue at WHYY.