Zelizer Named Member of the National Academy of Social Insurance

Oct 16 2016
By Sarah M. Binder

The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) – a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization comprised of the nation’s leading experts on social insurance – has nominated and approved Julian E. Zelizer as a new member.

Zelizer is the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He has been one of the pioneers in the revival of American political history.

Zelizer is the author of several books including, most recently, "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society." He co-hosts the podcast “Politics & Polls,” which examines the 2016 presidential election.

NASI aims to advance solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security. The organization currently includes more than 900 members; new members must be nominated by three or more active members. Among other criteria, nominees are considered based on their demonstrated and sustained interest in social insurance. Social insurance includes broad-based systems – such as Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insurance – for insuring workers and their families against economic insecurity caused by loss of employment income or the cost of health care.