Qin Gao, Professor of Social Policy and Social Work and Director, China Centre for Social Policy, at Columbia University, hosted the first international exchange between members of the China Association of Social Workers (CASW) and the Columbia School of Social Work. The meeting took place on April 3, 2017 at Columbia University.
“Working with CASW is an historic opportunity for our school,” Professor Gao told the Columbia School of Social Work. “China’s social welfare system is the largest social welfare system in the world, and the problems that beset Chinese social assistance are unique. Columbia’s School of Social Work, as well as the social work profession at large, has a lot to learn from the Chinese experience just as much as Chinese social workers have a lot to learn from their American and European counterparts.”
Please click here to read the Columbia School of Social Work’s article about the exchange.